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The yellow bird sings

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"It is wartime in German-occupied Poland. A mother hides with her five-year-old daughter, a musical prodigy whose slightest sound may cost them their lives. The girl is forbidden from making a sound, so the yellow bird sings. He sings whatever the girl composes in her head: high-pitched trills of piccolo; low-throated growls of contrabassoon. Music helps the flowers bloom. When the daisies grow abundant, the bird weaves a garland for the girl to wear on her head like a princess-though no one can see. Shemust hide from everyone in the village: soldiers, the farmhouse boys, the neighbors too. The lady with squinty eyes and blocky shoes just dragged a boy down the street and returned, proud and straight-backed, cradling a sack of sugar like a baby. After the Jews in their town are rounded up, Róza and her daughter, Shira, spend day and night hidden in a farmer's barn. Shira struggles to stay still and quiet, as music pulses inside her. To pass the time, Róza tells Shira a story: There is a little girl who, with the help of her yellow bird, tends an enchanted garden. The garden must be kept completely silent-only the bird can sing the girl's musical compositions-and together the girl and her bird avert many threats. Thus Róza manages to soothe Shira and shield her from the horrors around them. But then the day comes when their haven is no longer safe and Róza must face an impossible choice: whether to keep Shira by her side, or give her the chance to survive apart. The Yellow Bird Sings is a beautiful, heartrending novel about the unbreakable bond between a mother and a daughter, and the triumph of hope in even the darkest of times"--

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Eagle Free Library - Bliss FIC ROS (Text)
Adult Fiction
52137300138788
In process
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Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
New Adult Fiction
52120300385450
Available
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Livonia Public Library FIC ROS (Text)
Adult New
52140300585586
Available
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Lyons Public Library F Ros (Text)
Adult Fiction
52141300559209
Checked out
06/30/2020
Macedon Public Library FIC ROS (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52121300654978
In process
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Naples Library FIC ROS (Text)
New Fiction
52124300388837
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Sodus Community Library FIC ROS (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300528464
Checked out
06/30/2020
Victor Farmington Library ROS (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300920184
Available
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Walworth-Seely Public Library FIC Rosner (Text)
Adult New Materials
52129300973223
Checked out
06/30/2020
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC ROS (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002879210
Available
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