Book List in Order:13 titles

  • In this timely yet timeless picture book, Home Is in Between, critically-acclaimed author Mitali Perkins uses her own childhood to describe the experience of navigating multiple cultures and embracing the space--the hyphen--in between them.Shanti and...


  • It's almost time for Christmas, and Maria is traveling with her mother and younger brother, Juan, to visit their grandmother on the border of California and Mexico. For the few minutes they can share together along the fence, Maria and her brothe...


  • Katina King is the reigning teen jiu-jitsu champion of Northern California, but she's having trouble fighting off the secrets in her past. Robin Thornton was adopted from an orphanage in Kolkata, India and is reluctant to take on his future. S...


  • 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, a...


  • "One of the new tiger cubs has escaped from the reserve!"When a tiger cub escapes from a nature reserve near Neel's island village, the rangers and villagers hurry to find her before the cub's anxious mother follows suit and endangers them all. Mr. G...


  • Using humor as the common denominator, a multicultural cast of YA authors steps up to the mic to share stories touching on race. Listen in as ten YA authors -- some familiar, some new -- use their own brand of humor to share their stories about gr...


  • Junior Library Guild SelectionTop Ten ALA Best Fiction for Young AdultsStarred Reviews in PW and School Library JournalBook Page's Top Ten Middle Grace NovelBang! A side door bursts open.Soldiers pour into the room. They're shouting and waving rifles...


  • When her father loses his job and leaves India to look for work in America, Asha Gupta, her older sister, Reet, and their mother must wait with Baba's brother and his family, as well as their grandmother, in Calcutta. Uncle is welcoming, but in a cou...


  • From National Book Award Finalist, Mitali Perkins, comes a story about the magic of India's monsoon seasonmonsoon madnessand all the change it brings to a teenage girl and her family. Jasmine Jazz Gardner heads off to India during the monsoon sea...






  • The race for the presidency is on, and Sameera's dad is a contender. Sameera's looking forward to some cool campaign perks: hobnobbing with celebrities, meeting smart and hunky young voters, and getting a total makeover. The makeover succeeds in maki...


  • Naima is a talented painter of traditional alpana patterns, which Bangladeshi women and girls paint on their houses for special celebrations. But Naima is not satisfied just painting alpana. She wants to help earn money for her family, like her best ...


  • She was an all-American girl . . . until they showed up. Meet Sunita Sen. She likes to write, loves to play tennis, and gets swept away every time she watches the movie Casablanca (especially when she imagines Michael Morrison in the lead role). E...


  • When her grandparents come for a visit from India to California, thirteen-year-old Sunita finds herself resenting her Indian heritage and embarrassed by the differences she feels between herself and her friends...