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The Milk Of Birds (2013)

by Sylvia Whitman(Favorite Author)
4.17 of 5 Votes: 2
144244682X (ISBN13: 9781442446823)
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
review 1: I think this book may be the best book i have ever read, this book has such a dramatic story. It goes through the life of a young girl who lives in Africa, that has experienced a traumatizing story. The book gives hints and slowly tells you the story of how she got there.The milk of birds also shows how the story of a young girl in Africa changes the life of american girl who hates school. Throughout the book you will hear many of the African sayings such as "if you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing!" i promises that at lest one of these sayings will touch and change your life. It did mine.
review 2: The power of connections and of written words, even when they must be translated from one language to another, is evident in this remarkable bo
... moreok told from alternating points of view. Fourteen-year-old Nawra lives in a refugee camp in Darfur, Sudan, after having fled from terrorists with her mother. An organization named Save the Girls brings food and hope to the refugee camp. They also pair a small number of girls with sponsors from the United States. Nawra is paired with K.C., an American teen who is dealing with her parents' divorce and poor grades. K.C. hates school and having to write anything, and although her mother continues to donate money each month of Nawra's use, she writes no letters to Nawra. Nawra offers thanks for the financial gifts that allow her situation to be eased slightly and pours her heart out in the letters that are written down by her friend Adeeba who is teaching her to read and write. Only when the charitable organization follows up to find out why no letters are coming from K.C. does she finally respond to Nawra. As Nawra reveals all the horrors that she has endured, including rape and pregnancy, K.C. is inspired to face her own challenges and to care about the teen so deeply that she considers her a sister. The journeys of both girls are, by turns, inspiring and heartbreaking, and taken together, leave readers hopeful for the future. Because the book is so well-written and realistic, it may spark interest in the world outside the front doors of many teen readers who may look for ways to make a difference in the lives of others as well as themselves. less
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This is such a beautiful story told with a delicate touch. I highly recommend it.
I think everyone should read this book.
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