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Bird Springs

Authors: Marsden, Carolyn
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
BISAC/Subject: JUV039090
ISBN: 9781101157145, Related ISBNs: 067006193X, 1101157143, 9780670061938, 9781101157145
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 128,
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis: Eleven-year-old Gregory and his family had to leave the Navajo reservation at Bird Springs—the only home they've ever known—and move to a motel in Tucson, Arizona. Gregory misses his absent father, but he likes school, particularly art class with the kind teacher. He also makes a new friend, Matt, who promptly informs him art class is really art therapy and that Gregory is staying in a shelter, not a motel. Even though Matt can be outspoken, he's just what Gregory needs now. He's honest and generous with his allowance so they can ride the Ferris wheel at the carnival.

Award-winning author Carolyn Marsden paints a poignant story of a little boy who, as he confronts the more painful aspects of his past, is filled with a sense of hope.

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