“With its lively sometimes lyrical prose, ‘Strange Birds’ respects its readers’ intelligence and sophistication. Pérez’s charming story explores what is means to belong to a community while being willing to stage small but significant revolutions, all the while reveling in the joy of childhood.”
—Erika L. Sanchez, New York Times bestselling author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter for The New York Times Book Review

“This book is GOOD!” —Ramona Falatko, 9-years-old

“Writing with wry restraint that’s reminiscent of Kate DiCamillo… a beautiful tale of the value of friendship against unconquerable odds.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

”Four unique personalities form a crew with a mission in this engaging, well-plotted second novel from Peréz.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

”A perfect title for school and public libraries seeking realistic books about friendship.”
School Library Journal (starred review)

”Perfect for preteens becoming aware that friendships can be complicated, and that the world is more so.”
The Horn Book (starred review)

“Thought-provoking, timely, and laugh-out-loud funny—Strange Birds explores friendship, community, and the role each of us plays in creating a better world.”
—Aisha Saeed, New York Times bestselling author of Amal Unbound

Strange Birds is an inspiring story about the power of truth, and of true friends.”
—Rebecca Stead, New York Times bestselling author of the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me


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