Category: Book
By (author): Moon, Sarah
Series: Arthur A Levine Novel Books
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Alphabet
  JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
  JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Music
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Depression & Mental Illness
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
Published: February 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 8.26in x 5.43in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*

The story of a sensitive, gifted girlwho wishes to fly away from it all.

Sparrow has always had a difficult time making friends. She would always rather stay home on the weekends with her mother, an affluent IT executive at a Manhattan bank, reading, or watching the birds, than play with other kids. And that's made school a lonely experience for her. It's made LIFE a lonely experience.

But when the one teacher who really understood her -- Mrs. Wexler, the school librarian, a woman who let her eat her lunch in the library office rather than hide in a bathroom stall, a woman who shared her passion for novels and knew just the ones she'd love -- is killed in a freak car accident, Sparrow's world unravels and she's found on the roof of her school in an apparent suicide attempt.

With the help of an insightful therapist, Sparrow finally reveals the truth of her inner life. And it's here that she discovers an outlet in rock & roll music . . .

From The Publisher*The story of a sensitive, gifted African American girl who tells us with mordant humor what it feels like to spend every day wishing so hard that you could fly away from it all
Biographical NoteSarah Moon is a teacher and writer. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, with her wife, Jasmine, and their dog, Otis. She is the coeditor of The Letter Q, a young adult anthology. Sparrow is her first young adult novel.