Yellow Bird and Me

by Joyce Hansen

As 11 year old Doris adjusts to having lost her best friend, she gets better acquainted... read more

As 11 year old Doris adjusts to having lost her best friend, she gets better acquainted with a classmate whom she has always regarded as annoying. A sequel to THE GIFT GIVER stands on its own as a story of friendship and loyalty. Hansen creates a strong city setting within a busy, thriving neighborhood. The characterization of both Doris and Yellow Bird is well done, and the author's use of Black English in both dialogue and narrative is skillful. (Ages 9-12)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1986

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