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You Bring The Distant Near

Written by Mitali Perkins
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This elegant young adult novel captures the immigrant experience for one Indian American family with humor and heart. Told in alternating teen voices across three generations, You Bring the Distant Near explores sisterhood, first loves, friendship, and the inheritance of culture for better or worse. From a grandmother worried that her children are losing their Indian identity to a daughter wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair to a granddaughter social-activist fighting to preserve Bengali tigers, award-winning author Mitali Perkins weaves together the threads of a family growing into an American identity.Here is a sweeping story of five women at once intimately relatable and yet entirely new.

Primary ISBN: 9780374304904

Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook
Young Adult, Age 12 or older

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Setting: Ghana, United Kingdom, United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant, 1st Generation, 2nd Generation

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

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