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The Wind Singer by William Nicholson
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Apr 25, 12

really liked it
Read in April, 2012

This turned out to be an interesting story. The Hath family lives in Aramanth where succeeding at exams is everything. Your place in society depends on you "striving harder, reaching higher, and making tomorrow better than today." The thing is, the Hath family is not happy, so they begin to rebel. Twins Kestrel and Bowman take off outside the city across dessert land and forest, along with a mildly retarded boy their own age, to find the secret to make the Wind Singer sing again, to save the people of Aramanth. Clearly a commentary on standardized tests and the lesson that each person has some worth and something to contribute to society, even if they don't know all the standard things on tests.

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