Silhouette of a Sparrow

Sillhouette of a Sparrow
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Young Readers

Silhouette of a Sparrow

Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award
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Growing up in the 1920s, sixteen-year-old Garnet Richardson watches the birds outside her window, admiring their freedom and beauty. Her mother, on the other hand, does not approve of Garnet climbing trees to peer into nests. She has Garnet’s life all planned out: after finishing high school, she’ll marry and tend to the home.

When Garnet is sent away for the summer to stay with relatives in the lakeside resort town of Excelsior, Minnesota, she discovers a chance to spread her wings. There she finds herself under the supervision of oppressive guardians and her father’s wealthy cousin. But an amusement park and roaring dance hall beckon, and her explorations land her where she least expects—enthralled with a beautiful and daring flapper, Isabella. Caught between her family’s expectations and her own newfound passions, Garnet must decide whose dreams to follow.

Tender and moving, Silhouette of a Sparrow is the tale of a young woman’s discovery of the science of risk, the art of rebellion, and, of course, the power of unexpected love.

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5.25 × 8 × 0.5 in
8.5 oz

Molly Beth Griffin is the author of Silhouette of a Sparrow, which received the Milkweed Prize for Children's Literature and was a Lambda Literary Awards Finalist, and several picture books, including Loon Baby and Rhoda's Rock Hunt.

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