Rare Birds

Graham is no stranger to suffering, even at 13. He and his single mother have settled in her hometown of Sugarland, Florida, in the hopes of getting her a desperately needed heart transplant. Shy and smart, Graham finally lets his guard down when he meets Lou, an equally nerdy girl his age who sparks his interest in a local contest to photograph the endangered snail kite, one of 10 Everglades species his mother was never able to spot as a child birder herself. Painful plot twists reveal just how important family can be, both chosen and biological, and how even children tap into inner reserves of strength and learn to let go. A wonderfully soulful book. Recommended by Kelly

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ISBN: 9781454945048
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Published: Union Square Kids - January 31st, 2023

Jeff Miller's heartbreaking, coming-of-age middle-grade novel--inspired by his personal experience living through his own parent's heart transplant--invites readers into the world of a twelve-year-old birdwatcher looking for a place to call home and a way to save his mother, even if it means venturing deep into Florida swampland.