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  • Open Mic
  • Written by Various
    Edited by Mitali Perkins
  • Format: Hardcover | ISBN: 9780763658663
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Open Mic

Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices

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Synopsis

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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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[A] noteworthy anthology, which robustly proves Perkins’s assertion that "funny is powerful."
—The Horn Book

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