The Someday Birds

Title

The Someday Birds

Authors

Sally J. Pla

Publisher

Harper Collins

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780062445766

Pages

352 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Charlie, twelve, who has autism and obsessive compulsive disorder, must endure a cross-country trip with his siblings and a strange babysitter to visit their father, who will undergo brain surgery.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

700L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Family member death; Kinship care; Mental illness; Developmental disability; death of a sibling; death of a brother; grandparents raising grandchildren; children living with relatives; austism; obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

father and grandmother

Awards

Cybils Award, 2017, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award, 2018, Winner, Chapter Book
Goodreads Choice Award, 2017, Nominee, Middle Grade
Outstanding Books by Wisconsin Authors and Illustrators, 2018, Selected

Keywords

birder; bird watching; injury; hospital; road trip; RV; journal; journey; siblings; dog; research; brain surgery

Diversity Impact

indirect

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