From the award-winning author ofThe First Rule of Punkcomes the story of four kids who form an alternative Scout troop that shakes up their sleepy Florida town.
*”Writing with wry restraint that’s reminiscent of Kate DiCamillo… a beautiful tale.” —Kirkus Reviews(starred review)
When threeverydifferent girls find a mysterious invitation to a lavish mansion, the promise of adventure and mischief is too intriguing to pass up. Ofelia Castillo (a budding journalist), Aster Douglas (a bookish foodie), and Cat Garcia (a rule-abiding birdwatcher) meet the kid behind the invite, Lane DiSanti, and it isn’t love at first sight. But they soon bond over a shared mission to get the Floras, their local Scouts, to ditch an outdated tradition. In their quest for justice, independence, and an unforgettable summer, the girls form their own troop and find something they didn’t know they needed: sisterhood.
PRAISE FORSTRANGE BIRDS:
“With its lively sometimes lyrical prose, ‘Strange Birds’ respects its readers’ intelligence and sophistication. Pérez’s charming story explores what is means to belong to a community while being willing to stage small but significant revolutions, all the while reveling in the joy of childhood.” —Erika L. Sanchez, New York Times bestselling author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter for The New York Times Book Review
“Thought-provoking, timely, and laugh-out-loud funny—Strange Birds explores friendship, community, and the role each of us plays in creating a better world.” —Aisha Saeed, New York Timesbestselling author of Amal Unbound
“Strange Birds is an inspiring story about the power of truth, and of true friends.” —Rebecca Stead, New York Times bestselling author of the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me
*”Writing with wry restraint that’s reminiscent of Kate DiCamillo… a beautiful tale of the value of friendship against unconquerable odds.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
*”Four unique personalities form a crew with a mission in this engaging, well-plottedsecond novel from Pérez.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
*”A perfect title for school and public libraries seeking realistic books about friendship.” —School Library Journal(starred review)
*”Perfect for preteens becoming aware that friendships can be complicated, and that the world is more so.” —The Horn Book (starred review)
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