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Written & illustrated by Julie Flett
Published by Greystone Kids
Goodreads Rating - 4.2 / 5.0
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We first read this one over the summer of 2020, and I couldn’t stop thinking about it for days. A beautifully written story of intergenerational friendship, community, loss, and change, we travel over the course of a year with a girl, Katherena, who moves from the city to the country one spring. Katherena is an artist who loves to draw, but she has trouble finding artistic inspiration and drive after the move… Until she meets Agnes, her elderly neighbor on the next hill over… Agnes teaches Katherena about art and farm life, and Katherena returns the favor by bringing Cree culture and vocabulary to Agnes. You’re definitely going to want to read this one!

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A Best Book of the Year in Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Horn Book.

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Who Wrote Birdsong

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Julie Flett

<strong>Julie Flett</strong> studied fine arts at Concordia University in Montreal and Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. She received the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize and was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature for her book <i>Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet / Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer: L’alphabet di Michif</i>. Julie is Cree-M&eacutetis and currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit Follow her on Twitter @julie_flett.

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