The Milk of Birds

By WHITMAN, Sylvia

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ISBN
978-1-4424-4682-3 978-1-4424-4684-7
Publisher
S & S Atheneum


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on June 1, 2013  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 8 Up—American eighth-grader K.C. struggles in school, her parents are divorced, and she feels like a failure next to her perfect brother. Nawra, 14, is illiterate and pregnant from a rape; she lives in an Internally Displaced People (IDP) camp in Darfur. The girls get to know each other through a letter exchange organized by a charity working in Sudan. Their story is told through first-person narratives and their letters. Nawra describes the brutal violence taking place in her country and the terrible things that have happened to her and her extended family-homes have been destroyed, bombs dropped, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2013

In alternating first-person accounts and letters, fifteen-year-old Nawra, an "internally displaced person" living in a camp in the Sudan, and K. C., a fourteen-year-old girl struggling with learning disabilities in Richmond, Virginia, find strength in their friendship and begin to work through their problems. The two are connected through Save the Girls, a fictional...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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