A Bird Will Soar

A Bird Will Soar

By Alison Green Myers

2022 Schneider Family Book Award, American Library Association

2022 Carolyn W. Field Award: Best Book for Young Readers, Pennsylvania State Library Association

Dutton Children’s Books, An imprint of Penguin Random House

Jacket art © 2021 by Madeline Kloepper

Jacket design by Samira Iravani

Audiobook read by Jamie K. Brown. Listen to a sample, or order it.


A Fall 2021 Junior Library Guild Selection

2022 Crystal Kite Finalist

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“Poetically portrays the oft-difficult, usually rewarding work of maintaining families of choice and of blood.”

—Kirkus Reviews

Axel loves his life—especially his time in the quiet woods near the eagles’ nest and letting his imagination soar with his friends. When a tornado damages Axel’s home and the eagles’ nest, Axel’s life twists like the storm. Suddenly his dad returns to help repair the damage. Axel must manage his dad’s presence and his beloved birds’ absence, all while his mom’s secrets multiply. Axel must trust his own instincts to help heal his family and the nest he loves. Purchase the Book


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