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Bird in a box

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Otis, Willie, and Hibernia are three children with a lot in common: they've all lost a loved one, they each have secret dreams, and they won't stop fighting for what they want. And they're also a lot like their hero, famed boxer Joe Louis. Throughout this moving novel, their lives gradually converge to form friendship, family, and love. Their trials and triumphs echo those of Joe Louis, as he fights to become the heavyweight boxing champion. Andrea Pinkney masterfully weaves in factual information about Joe Louis and actual radio commentary from his fights, enriching the narrative of this uniquely rendered and beautifully written novel.
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Grouped Work ID 3372d07f-e669-816c-9f2d-b41d66a398a7
Full title bird in a box
Author pinkney andrea davis
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-25 23:28:53PM
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subject_facet African Americans -- Fiction, African Americans -- Juvenile fiction, African Americans -- Juvenile sound recordings, Children's audiobooks, Grief -- Juvenile fiction, Grief -- Juvenile sound recordings, Grief. -- Fiction, Louis, Joe, -- 1914-1981 -- Fiction, Louis, Joe, -- 1914-1981 -- Juvenile fiction, Louis, Joe, -- 1914-1981 -- Juvenile sound recordings, New York (State) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, New York (State) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction, New York (State) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile sound recordings, Orphanages -- Fiction, Orphanages -- Juvenile fiction, Orphanages -- Juvenile sound recordings, Orphans -- Fiction, Orphans -- Juvenile fiction, Orphans -- Juvenile sound recordings
title_display Bird in a box
title_full Bird in a Box, Bird in a box / by Andrea Davis Pinkney ; illustrations by Sean Qualls, Bird in a box [sound recording] / Andrea Davis Pinkney
title_short Bird in a box
topic_facet African Americans, Children's audiobooks, Grief, History, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Louis, Joe, Orphanages, Orphans