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“…Perkins shows how Shanti learns to appreciate aspects of her new life while keeping people and elements from her old one close to her heart.”
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Home is In Between (Wonderbook Edition)

Written by Mitali Perkins and Sharmila Devar (Narrator)
Illustrated by Lavanya Naidu
Published by Macmillan Publishing

Shanti misses the warm monsoon rains in India. Now in America, she watches fall leaves fly past her feet.

Still, her family’s apartment feels like a village: Mama cooking luchi, funny stories in Bangla, and Baba’s big laugh. But outside, everything is different – trick-or-treating, ballet class, and English books.

Back and forth, Shanti trudges between her two worlds. She remembers her village and learns her new town. She watches Bollywood movies at home and Hollywood movies with her friends. She is Indian. She is also American. How should she define home?

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Publication Date: March 2022
Available As: Wonderbook
Picture Book, Age 03 or older

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Setting: India, United States

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Immigrant

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

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