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Family sticks with family. That’s the golden rule G’ma taught Kendall. But once G’ma’s gone, Kendall has no family left—except for an aunt G’ma asked for at the end, who Kendall barely remembers. Only Aunt Janet knows what G’ma had in mind, but she never even shows up at the funeral. With child services on Kendall’s case and just 10 days to get her apartment lease renewed, ...more
ebook, 192 pages
Published January 8th 2008 by Laurel Leaf (first published July 11th 2006)
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Another book that takes inspiration from the biblical quote about God taking care of even the littlest sparrow. This was a quick, easy read and it was enthusiastically received by a struggling reader student. A young girl loses her parents and lives with her ailing grandmother; when grandmother dies, the girl sets off on an adventure to find her long-lost aunt in New Orleans, and finds new bonds in her search.

I found a few errors in this book: she enters her aunt's apartment to find a "sad litt
I randomly picked this book off of a shelf in my school library about a week ago. And to my pleasant surprise, I loved it! A great story, very believable, with realistic and emotionally sound characters. Although written in 2006 (and likely based around that time-setting as well), this book reads like a Classic. A definite recommend for anyone looking for a really nice weekend read.
After her grandma dies, Kendall has no family left, save for her Aunt Janet, whom she barely remembers. She sets out for New Orleans to find her aunt, and encounters new and extraordinary friends on the way, and perhaps a chance to begin a new life. Sparrow is a coming of age tale where new and unusual friends are found, a sense of community is formed, and inner strength shines through. Teachers may like this novel for students because it presents a variety of characters that represent multiple ...more
So-so story, although a little more sad than most, about an orphan who goes to find the next living relative after her grandmother passes away. The fact that this turns out to be her delinquent aunt who has fled the scene is interesting, as is her automatic bonding with her aunt's neighbors. However, what is unlikely and somewhat sappy is that in the course of a few weeks, the protaganist decided she wants to be legally adopted by these neighbors and stay in New Orleans forever with the new frie ...more
Sparrow is about a teenage girl searching for the meaning of home and family. I think the fact that the girl loses her parents and brother and then grandma is a bit cliche, but the story is good and I liked the ending.
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Having now read Lucy the Giant, I may come back to this one... but for the way I was invested in LtG from the get-go, I just wasn't with this book. Stay tuned...
This book was a page turner. i enjoyed the way the author waited till the end to explain everything but still made it seem like a happy ending.
This story wasn't as engaging as her later two works have been.
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Sherri L. Smith's life can best be summed up geographically. Born in Chicago, IL, she spent her childhood in Staten Island, NY, Washington D.C., and Upstate New York. Her parents divorced when she was twelve. A year later, she moved back to Chicago with her mother and big brother. After high school, it was off to New York City for college, San Francisco for graduate school, and then Los Angeles, t ...more
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