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Once a month, the World Area Book Awards (Americas Award, Children’s Africana Book Awards, Freeman Book Award, Middle East Book Awards, and the South Asia Book Award) sponsor a 60 minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards.  

You Bring the Distant Near
By Mitali Perkins


May’s webinar is presented by the South Asia Book Award. Please join us in learning more about the book, You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins. Five girls. Three generations. One great American love story. You Bring the Distant Near explores sisterhood, first loves, friendship, and the inheritance of culture--for better or worse. Ranee, worried that her children are losing their Indian culture; Sonia, wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair; Tara, seeking the limelight to hide her true self; Shanti, desperately trying to make peace in the family; Anna, fighting to preserve her Bengali identity.   


You Bring the Distant Near won the 2018 South Asia Book Award.

The South Asia Book Award is sponsored by the South Asia C, The Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, and the South Asia National Outreach Consortium (SANOC), a national network comprised of seven South Asia National Resource Centers, and funded in part by Title VI Grants.



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