Thursday, April 28, 2011
Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Joe Louis was nicknamed the Brown Bomber and was one of the first African American sports heroes in the U.S. When Joe Louis boxed people sat around their radios and listened. In Bird in a Box we meet three children who are strangers from different families who became friends and we see how the Brown Bomber affected their lives. They cheer Joe on and we cheer them on and hope they overcome obstacles in their lives. From the Depression to jazz to life in an orphanage Andrea Davis Pinkney has written a beautiful book. Recommended for middle graders who are fans of boxing, historical fiction and "Dave at Night."
Read as an ebook arc courtesy of Little, Brown Book for Young Readers via Netgalley.
Posted by Mrs. Katz at 5:03 PM