Extraordinary Birds

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For fans of The Thing About JellyfishCounting by 7s, and Fish in a Tree, a heartbreaking and hopeful debut novel about a unique young girl on a journey to find home.

December believes she is a bird. The scar on her back is where her wings will sprout, and one day soon, she will soar away. It will not matter that she has no permanent home. Her destiny is in the sky.

But then she’s placed with foster mom Eleanor, a kind woman who volunteers at an animal rescue and has secrets of her own. December begins to see that her story could end a different way – but could she ever be happy down on the ground?

In her arresting debut, Sandy Stark-McGinnis offers an inspiring story about family, friendship, and finding where you belong.--from the publisher

Keywords:  family, foster family, friendship, belonging, fitting in, secrets, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, birds, diversity, bullying

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