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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.” —Publishers Weekly

Home is in Between

Written by Mitali Perkins
Illustrated by Lavanya Naidu
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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?

Primary ISBN: 9780374303679

Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 03 or older

Community Represented:

Themes:

Setting: India, United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant

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

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