Next Letter for Kids: Mitali Perkins

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We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from Mitali Perkins! Mitali writes to us about growing up in India terrified of dogs, and how she ended up owning (and loving) three.

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Mitali Perkins has written ten novels for young readers, including You Bring the Distant Near (nominated for the National Book Award, Walter Award honor book), Rickshaw Girl (chosen by the New York Public Library as one of the top 100 books for children in the past 100 years), Bamboo People (an American Library Association’s Top Ten Novels for Young Adults), and Tiger Boy (winner of the Charlotte Huck Honor Award and the South Asia Book Award.) Mitali was born in Kolkata, India, and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.