20. December 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Children's Books, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Leslie

Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney, 278 pages, read by Leslie, on 10/06/2012

Bird in a Box

In 1936, three children meet at the Mercy Home for Negro Orphans in New York State, and while not all three are orphans, they are all dealing with grief and loss which together, along with the help of a sympathetic staff member and the boxing matches of Joe Louis, they manage to overcome.

I thought this book was just a bit depressing to read, to say the least.  I thought it was written well, and it was obviously correct in its facts but still, depressing.  It should have been a quick read but wasn’t.  I’m sure some will enjoy it for it’s historical portrayal.

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