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Written by: Angela Johnson
Length: 1 hr and 59 mins

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Bird is determined and patient. So patient that she’s been hiding out behind a farmhouse for weeks waiting for Cecil. Bird misses her bedroom, her friends, and especially her mother. But more than that, she misses the feeling of family, and that means finding Cecil, the stepfather who abandoned them. But the longer Bird stays in Alabama, the less hidden she becomes. She’s discovered by Ethan, a boy whose heart problems have kept him sheltered from kids his own age. And she’s discovered by Jay, a boy who is filled with a sadness that lightens whenever he spends time with Bird. Bird finds that her loneliness is starting to lighten too. And her feeling of family is changing. What will she do when she finally finds Cecil? And how will Bird’s, Jay’s, and Ethan’s hearts be mended?

©2012 Angela Johnson (P)2012 Listening Library

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  • 28-03-15


Totally enjoyed reading this book with my 6th graders. Bird was someone they could relate to.