Marina Budhos

Marina Budhos is the author of such books as Ask Me No Questions, Tell Us We're Home, and Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers. She has received an EMMA (Exceptional Merit Media Award) and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award for women writers. Ms. Budhos has been a Fulbright Scholar in India, has given talks throughout the country and abroad, and has taught at several universities and colleges. She is currently an associate professor of English at William Paterson University. She lives with her husband and fellow Atheneum author, Marc Aronson, and their two sons in Maplewood, New Jersey. You can visit her online at marinabudhos.com.
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Tell Us We're Home by Marina Budhos is a moving and thought-provoking story about the other side of the American dream.

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Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Take the long view.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Satan in Paradise Lost

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Being too insecure earlier in my life, as in my twenties, to pursue what I wanted.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. The paradoxical balance of contentment and peace with stimulation and variety.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. In another life I'd be an overseas journalist or running an overseas NGO.

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