Open Mic

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Open Mic
Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices

anthology editor: Mitali Perkins

Listen in as ten YA authors—some familiar, some new—use their own brands of humor to share stories about growing up between cultures. 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 poignant, in prose, poetry, and comic form.

With stories by:
Cherry Cheva
Varian Johnson
G. Neri
Naomi Shihab Nye
Mitali Perkins
Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
Debbie Rigaud
Francisco X. Stork
Gene Luen Yang
David Yoo

“Will leave readers thinking about the ways that humor can be a survival tool in a world that tends to put people in boxes.” — Publishers Weekly
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Young Adult Anthology / Paperback
age range:
12 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
144 / 5 1/4" x 7 3/4"
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
Satire; Short Stories, Collections & Anthologies; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Mitali Perkins is the author of numerous books for teens and younger readers, including Monsoon Summer and Secret Keeper. She was born in India and immigrated to the United States with her parents and two sisters when she was seven. Mitali Perkins lives with her husband just outside of Boston, Massachusetts.
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