Blackbird fly

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Future rock star or friendless misfit? That's no choice at all. In this acclaimed novel by Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly, twelve-year-old Apple grapples with being different; with friends and backstabbers; and with following her dreams.

Publishers Weekly called Blackbird Fly "a true triumph," and the Los Angeles Times Book Review said, "Apple soars like the eponymous blackbird of her favorite Beatles song."

Apple has always felt a little different from her classmates. She and her mother moved to Louisiana from the Philippines when she was little, and her mother still cooks Filipino foods and chastises Apple for becoming "too American." When Apple's friends turn on her and everything about her life starts to seem weird and embarrassing, Apple turns to music. If she can just save enough to buy a guitar and learn to play, maybe she can change herself. It might be the music that saves her . . . or it might be her two new friends, who show her how special she really is.

Erin Entrada Kelly deftly brings Apple's conflicted emotions to the page in her debut novel about family, friendship, popularity, and going your own way. "A must-read for those kids cringing at their own identities."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.

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Grouping Titleblackbird fly
Grouping Authorkelly erin entrada
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Last Grouping Update2019-11-21 07:43:18AM
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Bullying -- Fiction
Bullying in schools -- Juvenile fiction
Fathers -- Death -- Juvenile fiction
Filipino American girls -- Juvenile fiction
Filipino Americans -- Fiction
Gifted children -- Juvenile fiction
Guitar -- Fiction
Guitar -- Juvenile fiction
Immigrant children -- Juvenile fiction
Louisiana -- Juvenile fiction
Middle schools -- Fiction
Middle schools -- Juvenile fiction
Music -- Fiction
Music and children -- Juvenile fiction
Schools -- Fiction
title_displayBlackbird fly
title_fullBlackbird fly / Erin Entrada Kelly
title_shortBlackbird fly
Bullying in schools
Filipino American girls
Filipino Americans
Gifted children
Immigrant children
Middle schools
Music and children