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Author: Mitali Perkins, various authors Narrator: Mitali Perkins, various narrators, Todd Haberkorn, Tommy A. Gomez, Kathleen Gati, Elaine Kao, Paula J. Parker Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2013 ISBN: 9781480519077
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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 growing up between cultures. Henry Choi Lee discovers that pretending to be a tai chi master or a sought-after wiz at math wins him friends for a while—until it comically backfires. A biracial girl is amused when her dad clears seats for his family on a crowded subway in under a minute flat, simply by sitting quietly in between two uptight white women. Edited by acclaimed author and speaker Mitali Perkins, this collection of fiction and nonfiction uses a mix of styles as diverse as their authors, from laugh-out-loud funny to wry, ironic, or poingnant, in prose, poetry, and comic form.

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  • “Teachers will find some powerful material here about how the young can become discomfited and find solace in their multifaceted cultural communities.”

    School Library Journal

  • “These border-breaking stories all share a viewpoint from within the culture that provides the setting and subject…all demonstrate that in the specific we find the universal, and that borders are meant to be breached.”

    Booklist

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About the Author

Mitali Perkins is the author of Rickshaw Girl, a New York Public Library Top 100 Book; Tiger Boy, a Junior Library Guild selection; and You Bring the Distant Near, among other novels. Mitali was born in Kolkata, India, and has lived in Bangladesh, India, England, Thailand, Mexico, Cameroon, and Ghana. She resides in San Francisco, where she is a lecturer at Saint Mary’s College of California.

About the Narrators

Alan Sklar, a graduate of Dartmouth, has excelled in his career as a freelance voice actor. Named a Best Voice of 2009 by AudioFile magazine, his work has earned him several Earphones Awards, a Booklist Editors’ Choice Award (twice), a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and Audiobook of the Year by ForeWord magazine. He has also narrated thousands of corporate videos for clients such as NASA, Sikorsky Aircraft, IBM, Dannon, Pfizer, AT&T, and SONY.

Tatiana Sokolov narrates a variety of fiction, but she especially likes saucy romances. She lives in the Midwest with her menagerie of pets.

Kathleen Gati is an award-winning actress who has starred in a number of Hungarian television series and films.