|By (author):||Perkins, Mitali|
|Subject:||YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Multigenerational|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Humorous / General|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration|
|Awards:||National Book Awards - Longlist (2017) Long-listed
School Library Best Books of the Year (2017) Long-listed
Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year (2017) Long-listed
NYPL Books for the Teen Age (2017) Long-listed
Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List (2018) Long-listed
Northern California Book Award Master List (2018) Long-listed
Shelf Awareness Best Books of the Year (2017) Long-listed
Horn Book Magazine Fanfare List (2017) Long-listed
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)|
|Size:||8.52in x 5.85in x 1.15in|
|From The Publisher*|
A 2017 National Book Award Longlist Title with six starred reviews
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.
|From The Publisher*||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.|
A 2017 National Book Award Longlist Title
"Full of sisterhood, diversity, and complex, strong women, this book will speak to readers as they will undoubtedly find a kindred spirit in at least one of the Das women." -Booklist starred review
"This stunning book about immigration and cultural assimilation is a must-purchase for teen and new adult collections." -School Library Journal starred review
|Biographical Note||Mitali Perkins has written novels for young readers, including Rickshaw Girl (a NYPL Top 100 Book) and Bamboo People (an ALA Top 10 YA novel). Tiger Boy is a Junior Library Guild selection. Mitali was born in Kolkata, India, and has lived in Bangladesh, India, England, Thailand, Mexico, Cameroon, and Ghana. She currently resides in San Francisco, where she is a lecturer at Saint Mary's College of California.|