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Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney
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May 22, 2012

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Read in May, 2012

This book is a good read for children ages 9-11. I found it to be enjoyable & informative with good characters, fine writing & solid research. I will say that I probably would've enjoyed it more if I was more interested in boxing & its history. I find boxing to be a brutal, distasteful "sport," so I didn't share the characters' enthusiasm for it & felt slightly removed from them & their aspirations. Still, a nice historical novel to share with children, esp. if they're studying or are interested in 1930s America &/or the African American experience in America circa 1930.

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