by Angela Johnson


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Devastated by the loss of a second father, thirteen-year-old Bird follows her stepfather from Cleveland to Alabama in hopes of convincing him to come home, and along the way helps two boys cope with their difficulties.

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ISBN-13: 9780142405444
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/19/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 340,027
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.13(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Angela Johnson is the author of numerous books for children and young adults. She has won three Coretta Scott King Awards for her novels HeavenToning the Sweep, and The First Part Last, the Michael L. Printz Award for The First Part Last, and a Coretta Scott King Honor for her picture book When I Am Old with You. In recognition of her outstanding talent, Angela was named a 2003 MacArthur Fellow. She lives in Kent, Ohio.

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Bird 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
mscoopsyalist on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
How does someone heal when they have been abandoned by someone they love? Or when a brother, someone far too young, suddenly dies? How does someone who has spent their whole life too sick to participate in daily things suddenly discover how to live because they received a new heart? Sadness and loneliness come in many packages. Bird, a young girl discovers the power of healing when she leaves home looking for her stepfather. She is willing to live alone in a shed and eat table scraps until she realizes her dream of taking Cecil back home and restoring her family. This beautiful story is told in lyrical, vivid language. The reader sees the events unfold from the perspective of three different characters as they interact. Bird sees how these people are connected but she is only passing through. She says, "All these people going in and out of their houses in this place I'm gonna leave anytime, they don't belong to me. I'm borrowing them until I get what I came for." But while Bird is in Acorn, Alabama, her compassion brings healing to those she encounters.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book it is very good to read i really do like it come out with another part of it
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book might have been the best book I have Read. This book had sad moments and happy moments. This book is an example of why Kids love to read and why I love to read. This book tell more that just about a girl running away from home it also says the if you love something and it falls out your hands that you should run after it even if it is a long way away.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think this was a really good book it only took me 2 days to read
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oh! my god this book was the best thing that i ever had read i'm thinking about reading it again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bird was one of the best books I have ever read!! I seriously recomend that you read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that Bird was an outstanding book and was perfectly written. I also liked the way she told each one's seperate story. I have no negative remarks for this book. Although, I would have put more at the ending to tell more. Like what happened to Jay and the other boy (forgot his name for the moment) and if Bird successfully united with her mother.