Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins, illustrated by Jamie Hogan [in Bloomsbury Review]
A sweet story about a young Bangladeshi girl who’s determined to help her impoverished family. While her incredible spunk and spirit initially gets her in trouble, her tenacity and talent find a way to help her family. Girl power all the way, even in a rigid society that’s only recently and too-slowly recognizing women as equal citizens.
Review: “In Celebration of Asian Pacific American Month: New & Notable Books,” The Bloomsbury Review, May/June 2007
Readers: Middle Grade