Silhouette of a Sparrow
During the summer of 1926 in the lake resort town of Excelsior, Minnesota, sixteen-year-old Garnet, who dreams of indulging her passion for ornithology, is resigned to marrying a nice boy and settling into middle-class homemaking until she takes a liberating job in a hat shop and begins an intense, secret relationship with a daring and beautiful flapper.
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gay/Lesbian; homosexual; lesbian teenager; same sex relationship
mother and father
Lambda Literary Award, 2013, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult
Milkweed Prize for Children's Literature, 2012, Winner
Minnesota Book Awards, 2013, Finalist, Young People's Literature
Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, 2013, Winner
feminism; self-actualization; orinthology; Minnesota; summer job; forbidden romance
Griffin, Molly Beth, "Silhouette of a Sparrow" (2013). Diverse Families. 1379.