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A BIRD WILL SOAR: Now Available for Pre-Order

“I was always going to love this book because it’s about a boy who loves birds. What I didn’t expect was how deeply I would fall in love with the characters. Alison Green Myers makes choices in her writing that reflect the complicated nature of Axel’s thoughts so tenderly that I ached for him and his family. This is absolutely my favorite middle grade novel this year.”

—Heidi E. Y. Stemple, author of Fly With Me, Counting Birds, and You Nest Here With Me

“Lyrical descriptions of birds are woven seamlessly into the plot of this heartfelt debut. A beautiful and moving book.

—Padma Venkatraman, Walter Award-winning Author of The Bridge Home


A heartfelt and hopeful debut about a bird-loving autistic child whose family’s special nest is in danger of falling apart.


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• Jacket art © 2021 by Madeline Kloepper • Jacket design by Samira Iravani • Dutton Children’s Books, An imprint of Penguin Random House LLC NEW YORK •