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Forward Me Back to You

Forward Me Back to You

Mitali Perkins

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)


The highly anticipated next YA novel from the author of National Book Award-nominated You Bring the Distant Near explores new love, tenuous friendships, and the dark underworld of human trafficking.



Canine. Feline. Avian.

Zoologists use taxonomy to separate predators from prey. Backs to a wall, dogs bite. Felines scratch. Birds peck.

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Praise for Forward Me Back to You

*A Junior Library Guild Selection*

"In fast-moving prose that is layered with emotion—rage, grief, dismay, hope, vulnerability, love—Perkins’s novel pulses with heart and questions of identity as well as talk of faith, prayer, God, and social justice." —Publishers Weekly

"Perkins (You Bring the Distant Near, 2017, etc.) celebrates Christian faith, superheroes, and Kolkata life through the interleaved perspectives of sympathetic and earnest protagonists and in simple language that speaks straight to the heart. A hymn to faith, friendship, and social justice, sung by gentle men and strong women of many colors and ages." —Kirkus Reviews

Reviews from Goodreads

Mitali Perkins

Mitali Perkins has written many award-winning books for young readers. Her novel, You Bring the Distant Near, was a Walter Honor Book and a National Book Award Nominee, won the South Asia Book Award, and received six starred reviews, in addition to other accolades. Mitali was born in Kolkata, India, and has lived in Bangladesh, England, Thailand, Mexico, Cameroon, and Ghana. She currently resides in Northern California.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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