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“…authentically depicts the stark realities of confronting trauma and navigating self-discovery.”
—School Library Journal  (Starred Review)

Forward Me Back to You

Written by Mitali Perkins
Published by Square Fish

Katina King is the reigning teen jujitsu champion of Northern California, but she’s having trouble fighting off the secrets in her past.

Robin Thornton was adopted from an orphanage in India and is reluctant to take on his future. If he can’t find his roots, how can he possibly plan ahead?

Robin and Kat meet in the most unlikely of places—a summer service trip to Kolkata to work with survivors of human trafficking. As bonds build between the travelmates, Robin and Kat discover that justice and healing are tangled, like the pain of their pasts and the hope for their futures. You can’t rewind life; sometimes you just have to push play.

In turns heart wrenching, beautiful, and buoyant, Mitali Perkins’s Forward Me Back to You focuses its lens on the ripple effects of violence—across borders and generations—and how small acts of heroism can break the cycle.

Primary ISBN: 9780374304928

Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Young Adult, Age 14 or older

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Setting: United States, India

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Unknown

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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