Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:00 PM
Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
South Asia Book
Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature presents
Meet the Winners
us to celebrate the 2020 South Asia Book Award winners! Through a series of
virtual discussions, we will get to know these authors, their award-winning
titles, and how these books can be used to learn about and teach about South Asia in
our schools, libraries, and homes.
features Mitali Bose Perkins, who won the 2020 SABA Award for her book You
Bring the Distant Near (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2019). This book tells the
story of Robin, Kat and Gracie who travel to Kolkata, India with their church
group to help girls who have been rescued from trafficking but find that they
are the ones whose lives are changed.
written many books for young readers, all of which explore crossing different
kinds of borders. Mitali's fiction explores poverty, immigration, child
soldiers, microcredit, and human trafficking, thanks to living overseas for
many years and studying Political Science at Stanford and Public Policy at U.C.
Berkeley. Her goal is to make readers laugh or cry, preferably both, as long as
their hearts are widening. She lives and writes in the East Bay.
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