Red Butterfly

Red Butterfly

Book - 2015
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A young orphaned girl in modern-day China discovers the meaning of family in this inspiring story told in verse, in the tradition of Inside Out and Back Again and Sold .

Kara never met her birth mother. Abandoned as an infant, she was taken in by an American woman living in China. Now eleven, Kara spends most of her time in their apartment, wondering why she and Mama cannot leave the city of Tianjin and go live with Daddy in Montana. Mama tells Kara to be content with what she has...but what if Kara secretly wants more?

Told in lyrical, moving verse, Red Butterfly is the story of a girl learning to trust her own voice, discovering that love and family are limitless, and finding the wings she needs to reach new heights.
Publisher: New York :, Schuster Books for Young Readers,, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781481411097
Branch Call Number: J SON


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Jessica_M_ Apr 02, 2018

Sonnichsen's debut novel uses lyrical language to weave together the story of a young girl learning to spread her own wings. But the flight does not come without some heartache and challenges. A beautiful story for readers eight and up.

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booklady413 Apr 23, 2015

This beautiful story although fiction is based on real fact. China's one child policy has resulted in many baby girls being abandoned by parents as well as children born with birth defects being left to die. Many of thes children are being adopted by Americans, including the author of this book. The story is about Kara, an abandoned child being hidden by an American mother too old to adopt. We are taken along on Kara's journey through beautiful lyrical prose to a hear trending conclusion. A must read for children and adults of all ages.

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