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The Yellow Bird Sings

  • Jennifer Rosner
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  • ISBN-10: 1432880314
  • ISBN-13: 9781432880316
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: .95 lbs ( .43 kgs)
  • 364 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released November 2020

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Overview

As Nazi soldiers round up the Jews in their town, Róza and her 5-year-old daughter, Shira, flee, seeking shelter in a neighbor’s barn. Hidden in the hayloft day and night, Shira struggles to stay still and quiet, as music pulses through her and the farmyard outside beckons. To soothe her daughter and pass the time, Róza tells her a story about a girl in an enchanted garden. In this make-believe world, Róza can shield Shira from the horrors that surround them. But the day comes when their haven is no longer safe, and Róza must make an impossible choice: whether to keep Shira by her side or give her the chance to survive apart.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“Rosner challenges the Holocaust with a touch of magic (the yellow bird appears throughout), clarifying a dangerous time and place even as she offers a vibrant, affecting portrait of the mother-daughter relationship.”

— Library Journal (starred)

“This stunning debut novel sings with the power of a mother’s love and the heartbreaking risks she’ll endure.”

— Booklist

“A World War II story with a Room-like twist, one that also deftly examines the ways in which art and imagination can sustain us . . . This is a Holocaust novel, but it’s also an effective work of suspense, and Rosner’s understanding of how art plays a role in our lives, even at the worst of times, is impressive.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“Moving . . . A wrenching chronicle.”

— Publishers Weekly