Mitali Perkins Author Visit

Resources for teachers

March 2 is Mitali Perkins Day at Crossroads North

Mitali Perkins writes, speaks and blogs about Life Between Cultures; a topic that fits perfectly with our Cultural Competency Dashboard goal. Use these resources to explore this topic while preparing our students for her visit. Questions? See Kim.

Resources to use with students

List of Mitali Perkins Titles available in the library

Talking with Mitali Perkins: An interview with the author

Teaching Tolerance Lesson Plan/ Activity: Examining Identity and Assimilation. Students read a story, Magic Carpet, and work through an activity that asks the essential question: Was there ever a part of your identity you had to hide?

Three-Pointer by Mitali Perkins. A short story from her Open Mic collection

Open Mic Discussion Guide including questions regarding Three-Pointer

Intro to Open Mic by Mitali

A Whole New World: Three Ways to Create Magical Places on Paper by Mitali Perkins

Straight Talk about Race: Challenging the Stereotypes in Kids' Books

A Note to Young Immigrants by Mitali in Teaching Tolerance

Common Core Connections with Mitali's books

Five Questions for Mitali about Open Mic from Horn Book

Author Interview about Tiger Boy and multicultural literature

Her Books

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About Author Mitali Perkins
Mitali Perkins at Porter Square Books

Bamboo People Book Trailer (Unofficial)

Bamboo People
Secret Keeper Book Trailer
First Daughter Books / Trailer

Want more information?

Come to the library for hard copies of linked articles or to check out copies of Mitali's books for read alouds or excerpts. See Kim if you have any questions.