Birdie and me / J. M. M. Nuanez.
- 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
0 current holds with 2 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Fosston Public Library||J NUA (Text)||33500013214952||New||Available||-|
|Hawley Public Library||J NUA (Text)||33500013214960||New||Checked out||05/02/2020|
- ISBN: 9780399186776
- ISBN: 0399186778
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Publisher: New York : Kathy Dawson Books, 
"Ever since their free-spirited mama died ten months ago, twelve-year-old Jack and her gender creative nine-year-old brother, Birdie, have been living with their fun-loving Uncle Carl, but now their conservative Uncle Patrick insists on being their guardian which forces all four of them to confront grief, prejudice, and loss, all while exploring what 'home' really means"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #1
Since their mother's recent death, Jack and her little brother, Birdie, have been living with their hapless uncle Carl, until his truancy leads to guardianship being transferred to their aloof uncle Patrick. Now, in Patrick's house in their mother's former hometown, Jack and Birdie must cope with her death, while building a new lifeâand a new familyâamong a seemingly resentful guardian and townspeople who aren't all tolerant of Birdie's gender nonconformity. Nuanez's debut tells an endearing story of family in the wake of tragedy, anchored by the wonderfully loving and supportive relationship between Jack and Birdie. Told through Jack's first-person point of view and intercut by pages from her observation journal that provide the occasional poetic flourish, the prose flows seamlessly and the dialogue feels undeniably real. In a book less concerned with plot, it's this veracity of character, along with Jack's accepting perspective, that will make it easy for readers to relate to Birdie as he explores identity and gender creativityâhis preference for traditionally feminine clothing and cosmeticsâon the page. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
J. M. M. Nuanez was born and raised in California, but has lived in other places like Texas and Korea. When not reading or writing, you can usually find her outside with her husband and son. In her limited spare time, she likes to play with her cats, make Korean food, and build miniature things.
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