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My beautiful birds

by Del Rizzo, Suzanne,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 30 Libraries 30 of 31 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB DEL RIZZO Suzanne
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Brentwood Library Easy E Del Rizzo
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CLP - Sheraden Children's Picture Books j FICTION Del Rizzo
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CLP - South Side Children's Picture Books j FICTION Del Rizzo
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CLP - Woods Run Children's Picture Books j FICTION Del Rizzo
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Juvenile Picture Book J PIC Del R
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg Childrens E DEL
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Dormont Public Library Social SOCIAL DEL
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Hampton Community Library Juvenile Picture Book MY LEARNING WORLD JPIC DEL RIZZO
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Moon Township Public Library Easy BIRDS JE DEL RIZZO
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea DEL RIZZO Suzanne
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC DEL RIZZO
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Easy Fiction E DEL
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E DEL
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South Fayette Township Library Juvenile Picture Book J E DEL
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Whitehall Public Library Picture Books PIC Del Rizzo
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Picture Books E DEL BIRDS
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books CHECKED OUT
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Summary

Behind Sami, the Syrian skyline is full of smoke. The boy follows his family and all his neighbours in a long line, as they trudge through the sands and hills to escape the bombs that have destroyed their homes. But all Sami can think of is his pet pigeons--will they escape too? When they reach a refugee camp and are safe at last, everyone settles into the tent city. But though the children start to play and go to school again, Sami can't join in. When he is given paper and paint, all he can do is smear his painting with black. He can't forget his birds and what his family has left behind.

One day a canary, a dove, and a rose finch fly into the camp. They flutter around Sami and settle on his outstretched arms. For Sami it is one step in a long healing process at last.

A gentle yet moving story of refugees of the Syrian civil war, My Beautiful Birds illuminates the ongoing crisis as it affects its children. It shows the reality of the refugee camps, where people attempt to pick up their lives and carry on. And it reveals the hope of generations of people as they struggle to redefine home.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Using intricate sculpted-clay artwork, Canadian author-illustrator Del Rizzo tells the story of a fictional family's escape from war-torn Syria. While war isn't mentioned specifically in the text, readers will get an immediate sense of danger as they observe the family fleeing from a burning city, while the young boy, Sami, worries about the pigeons he left behind. After walking a great distance, they reach the safety of a refugee camp, where the family settles in, but the boy's thoughts remain with his beautiful birds. In one arresting double-page spread, Sami wistfully gazes into an amethyst and tangerine sky, where fluffy cloudy-shaped pigeons take shape. Then one day, a canary, dove, finch, and pigeon all descend near Sami, who cares for them and reclaims a bit of happiness amidst the upheaval. Del Rizzo's depiction of life in the refugee camp seems a little too rosy, though an author's note provides information on the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis. Nevertheless, this story draws attention to an important world issue without subjecting young readers to its harshest realities.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Refugees -- Syria -- Juvenile fiction.
Refugee camps -- Juvenile fiction.
Birds -- Juvenile fiction.
Art -- Psychological aspects -- Juvenile fiction.
Art therapy for children -- Juvenile fiction.
Refugees -- Fiction.
Refugee camps -- Fiction.
Birds -- Fiction.
Publisher Toronto, Ontario :2017
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 9781772780109
1772780103
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