Nomination: the Milk of Birds

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Whitman, Sylvia. The Milk of Birds. 2013. 384p. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (9781442446823). Gr. 8-12.

A fourteen-year-old Sudanese refugee and an American teenager become pen pals for a year through the nonprofit organization Save the Girls. Although their circumstances are vastly different, they come to understand that “when a tree leans, it will rest on its sister.” [ltp]

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