Day 27 of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and the 27th AAPI book I want to read is by an author I’ve long admired for her body of work.
Forward Me Back to You by Mitali Perkins follows her critically acclaimed novel You Bring The Distant Near, a multigenerational story about love and family. I know without a doubt that Mitali’s newest book will be heart-felt, engrossing, and full of amazing characters.
From the publisher:
Katina King is the reigning teen jiu-jitsu champion of Northern California, but she’s having trouble fighting off the secrets in her past.
Robin Thornton was adopted from an orphanage in Kolkata, India and is reluctant to take on his future. Since he knows nothing about his past, how is he supposed to figure out what comes next?
Robin and Kat meet in the most unlikely of places ― a summer service trip to India to work with survivors of human trafficking. As bonds blossom between the travel-mates, Robin and Kat discover the healing superpowers of friendship.
At turns heart-wrenching, beautiful, and buoyant, Mitali Perkins’s new novel explores the ripple effects of violence ― across borders and generations ― and how small acts of heroism can break the cycle.