Blue Birds
Blue Birds

Blue Birds

Written by Caroline Starr Rose
10 - 13
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Jan 5, 2016
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Author of the critically acclaimed May B. returns with a stirring novel in verse. Alis and her parents make the long journey from England to settle the New World. But it doesn’t go as planned and Alis, her parents, and the others of their small community soon find themselves at odds with the Roanoke tribe. As tensions rise between the settlers and the Native peoples, twelve-year-old Alis forms an impossible friendship with a Roanoke named Kimi. Despite language barriers, the two become as close as sisters, risking their lives for one another until Alis makes a decision that will change her life forever. “An excellent historical offering and belongs on public and school library shelves.”–VOYA “With two compelling main characters and an abundance of rich historical detail, Rose’s latest novel offers much to discuss and much to appreciate.”–School Library Journal

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    January 5, 2016
    Puffin Books
    Page Count
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    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    10 - 13 years
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