Bird in A Box

Bird in A Box

eBook - 2011
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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.
Publisher: 2011
ISBN: 9780316163651
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Joe Louis AKA the “Brown Bomber” brings hope to a nation in the middle of the Great Depression. Families struggle to get through the day and worry about the future. And for many, the Brown Bomber is more than just an someone who helps them forget their troubles: he is a symbol, a winning dream fo... Read More »

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This is a book about three children, two boys one girl, one of which has parents who died in a car accident, the others father didnt treat him well and so his mother tolld him to go to a foster care. The girl sang for a church and she went to their foster care center to sing for them. One of the boys fell in love with her and went to her church to give her a present. After a few more visits the three became friends and noticed they all loved a famous basketball player who had a game coming up. So the three went to a park and one of the boys met his mother who also joined them. All four people had a wonderful time.


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