Birdie

ISBN-10: 080285513X
ISBN-13: 9780802855138
Author: Spinelli, Eileen
Interest Level: 5-9
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

Publication Date: April 2019

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 208

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$12.00
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Interest Level

Grades 5-9

Reading Level

Guided Reading: U
Lexile: 430L
Accelerated Reader Level: 3.0
Accelerated Reader Points: 2.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Adolescence

JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Death & Dying

Description
A relatable novel-in-verse about loss...and what happens afterwards Twelve-year-old Birdie Briggs loves birds. They bring her comfort when she thinks about her dad, a firefighter who was killed in the line of duty. Life without her dad isn't easy, but at least Birdie still has Mom and Maymee, and her friends Nina and Martin. But then Maymee gets a boyfriend, Nina and Martin start dating, and Birdie's mom starts seeing a police officer. And suddenly not even her beloved birds can lift Birdie's spirits. Her world is changing, and Birdie wishes things would go back to how they were before. But maybe change, painful as it is, can be beautiful too. With compelling verse and a lighthearted touch, Eileen Spinelli captures the poignancy of adolescence and shows what can happen when you let people in.