Home Is in Between

by Mitali Perkins

Other authorsLavanya Naidu (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2021



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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (2021), 40 pages


In the timely yet timeless picture bookHome Is in Between, critically acclaimed author Mitali Perkins and illustrator Lavanya Naidu describe the experience of navigating multiple cultures and embracing the complex but beautiful home in between. Shanti misses the warm monsoon rains in India. Now in America, she watches fall leaves fly past her feet. Still, her family's apartment feels like a village: Mama cookingluchi, funny stories in Bangla, and Baba's big laugh. But outside, everything is different - trick-or-treating, ballet class, and English books. Back and forth, Shanti trudges between her two worlds. She remembers her village and learns her new town. She watches Bollywood movies at home and Hollywood movies with her friends. She is Indian. She is also American. How should she define home?… (more)


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40 p.; 11.39 inches
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