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Bird in a Box

By Andrea Davis Pinkney (Electronic Book, 2011)
Otis, Willie, and Hibernia are three children with a lot in common: they've all lost a loved one, they each have secret dreams, and they won't stop fighting for what they want. And they're also a lot like their hero, famed boxer Joe Louis. Throughout this moving novel, their lives gradually converge to form friendship, family, and love. Their trials and triumphs echo those of Joe Louis, as he fights to become the heavyweight boxing champion.

Andrea Pinkney masterfully weaves in factual information about Joe Louis and actual radio commentary from his fights, enriching the narrative of this uniquely rendered and beautifully written novel.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $4.99 US/$4.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316084055

    • On Sale Date: 04/12/2011

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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Otis, Willie, and Hibernia are three children with a lot in common: they've all lost a loved one, they each have secret dreams, and they won't stop fighting for what they want. And they're also a lot like their hero, famed boxer Joe Louis. Throughout this moving novel, their lives gradually converge to form friendship, family, and love. Their trials and triumphs echo those of Joe Louis, as he fights to become the heavyweight boxing champion.

Andrea Pinkney masterfully weaves in factual information about Joe Louis and actual radio commentary from his fights, enriching the narrative of this uniquely rendered and beautifully written novel.

Andrea Pinkney is the author of many award-winning books for children. Many were collaborations with her husband, illustrator Brian Pinkney. She is also an editor at Scholastic. They live in Brooklyn with their two children.

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Bird in a Box
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $4.99 US/$4.99 CAN
  • Pages: 288
  • ISBN-13: 9780316084055
  • On Sale Date: 04/12/2011
Bird in a Box