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  • Published: New York, NY : Lee & Low Books Inc., 2008.
  • Year Published: 2008
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 720

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9781600602412
  • 160060241X

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by Elliott, Zetta.

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Call number: Y Fiction / Elliott, Zetta

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Traverwood Youth

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Bird, an artistic young African American boy, expresses himself through drawing as he struggles to understand his older brother's drug addiction and death, while a family friend, Uncle Son, provides guidance and understanding.

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Touching and Lovely

This was a well written story in prose with beautiful artwork. The story of this young boy known as Bird who grapples with the loss of his drug addicted brother while using his artistic abilities to process some of the difficulties as well as the beauty life brings.

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