By PlanetEsme

This is a short, complex picture book that makes no attempt to simplify or sugarcoat the issues with which it contends, but still, there is a delicate grace to it, as fine as the pencil drawings that depict Bird’s inner, imaginative world. . . . [Zetta] Elliott’s offering resonates in the reader, and for all of the seriousness that may make a grown-up balk, it puts into print an important, and unfortunately recognizable, situation for many young people who will be fortified by the high note of hope upon which this sad song finishes. - PlanetEsme