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An Immigrant's Love Letter to America

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Sep 20, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 25:01

Guest: Mitali Perkins, Author, “You Bring the Distant Near” These days, America doesn’t seem like such a welcoming place for immigrants, but in Mitali Perkins’ new young-adult novel, “You Bring the Distant Near,” we get the hopeful story of three generations of Indian-Americans. The family, parents and two daughters, land in New York in 1973 wishing for a better life. And they get it. The book has been nominated for The National Book Award in Young People’s Literature.