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Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney
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Jun 12, 11

bookshelves: family, friendship, historical-fiction, middle-grade, multicultural-literature
Read in June, 2011

Otis, Hibernia, and Willie each suffer loss in their own way during the great depression, but each holds on to hope inspired by the Boxing champion Joe Louis during the Great Depression. Otis loses both his parents in a tragic car crash. Willie' mother sends him away after his father injures his hands ending Willie's hopes of a boxing chapmionship. Hibernia's mother left when she was very young to pursue a singing career- a talent that Hibernia has inherited and now dreams of pursuing herself. Each child's story is told from their own point of view in separate sections of each chapter. Each child starts out separately but their stories converge at the Mercy Home for Negro Orphans.

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