Pla, Sally J.

The Someday Birds

(3) 4-6 Illustrated by Julie McLaughlin. Charlie's widower father returns from Afghanistan with a brain injury and is sent to a specialist in Virginia, while Charlie and siblings travel with mysterious new family friend Ludmila from California. Traveling is hard for Charlie, who seems to have OCD and autism, but at least he can watch for birds on his and Dad's "Someday" list. Pla captures a three-dimensional family through Charlie's unique voice.


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