My Books

Here's my newest, coming 9/12/17 from Macmillan | FSG, with an early review from Bustle and another one from Teen Vogue: You may pre-order it here.

"This ambitious multigenerational story of finding identity and acceptance is inspired by the author’s own experience as the youngest of three sisters who arrived in the United States in the 1970s. The exquisite narrative journeys across time and geography — from Ghana to London to Harlem — and crosses borders of love, faith, and culture. "— Teen Vogue

"Perkins' new YA novel isn't just an exploration of family, but a tracing of its transformation as it crosses oceans and borderlines. You Bring the Distant Near captures the immigrant experience for one Indian-American family with humor and heart. Told in alternating teen voices across three generations, this elegant YA novel explores sisterhood, first loves, friendship, and the inheritance of culture — for better or worse." — Bustle

You Bring The Distant Near | Macmillan FSG | Young Adult

And here are the rest of them. Click on the covers to find out more about the books. (Oh, just go ahead and buy them:))

Tiger Boy | Charlesbridge | Grades 3-6
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"Set in the lush Sunderbans natural region of Bengal, this quiet, gripping tale emphasizes the deep but often fragile connection that exists between humans and nature ... Young readers will revel in the vivid action and suspense surrounding Neel and his sister Rupa’s quest to locate the tiger cub." — School Library Journal, starred review


Open Mic | Candlewick | Grades 5-9
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"[A] noteworthy anthology, which robustly proves Perkins’ assertion that 'funny is powerful.'" — Horn Book


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Bamboo People | Charlesbridge | Grades 5-9
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"A graceful exploration of the redemptive power of love, family, and friendship." — ★ Publishers Weekly


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Secret Keeper | Random House | Grades 6-9
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"An intimate and absorbing drama ... a moving portrait of a rebellious teen who relies on ingenuity rather than charm to prove her worth." — Publishers Weekly 

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Rickshaw Girl | Charlesbridge | Grades 2-5
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"[This] lively, moving book has surprises that continue to the end." — Booklist

 
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"Sameera is an intelligent, witty and prepossessed heroine ... teens should enjoy this peek at the behind-the-scenes finessing that goes on in modern politics." — Publishers Weekly


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"Sparrow's actions and thoughtful blog posts paint her as a likable character and great role model." — Kirkus


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Monsoon Summer | Random House | Grades 5-8
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"A light-hearted yarn, spun with fascinating details and hearty characters." — Seattle Times

 
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Sunita Sen | Little Brown | Grades 5-8
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"Perkins combines her fresh, unaffected prose with moving bits of Indian poetry and lore, rendering this well-thought out investigation of cultural identity doubly moving ... A funny, honest, and homespun story." — Publisher's Weekly