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Mitali Perkins has written several acclaimed books for young readers, including Bamboo People, Monsoon Summer, Rickshaw Girl, Secret Keeper, and the First Daughter books. She speaks frequently about the transforming power of stories as windows and mirrors, blogs about “books between cultures” (, tweets regularly (@mitaliperkins), and also connects with readers through Facebook. Visit

Her essay "Writing Race in Novels" appears in the July 2013 issue of The Drum.

updated: 6 years ago

Audio Stories by MITALI PERKINS

Writing Race in Novels