Open Mic by Mitali Perkins audiobook

Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices

Edited by Mitali Perkins
Stories by various authors
Read by various narrators

Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
2.81 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781480519077

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    ISBN: 9781531846688

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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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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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Author

Author Bio: Mitali Perkins

Author Bio: Mitali Perkins

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.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 2.81
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English