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My Beautiful Birds is part of Booklist‘s 2016 Editors’ Choice issue

June 21st, 2017

“Using intricate sculpted-clay artwork, Canadian author-illustrator Del Rizzo tells the story of a fictional family’s escape from war-torn Syria. While war isn’t mentioned specifically in the text, readers will get an immediate sense of danger as they observe the family fleeing from a burning city…[T]his story draws attention to an important world issue without subjecting […]

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ILA Literacy Daily reviews My Beautiful Birds in an online roundup of “Stories of Young Immigrants and Refugees”

June 7th, 2017

“These refugee and immigrant narratives teach readers about language, culture, history, geography, and politics while providing insight into the human experience. The books reviewed in this column follow the journeys of young people and their families as they leave different parts of the world in pursuit of happiness and security.… Illustrations in polymer clay and […]

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My Beautiful Birds is “a gentle yet moving story” says 49th Shelf

May 24th, 2017

“A gentle yet moving story of refugees of the Syrian civil war, My Beautiful Birds illuminates the ongoing crisis as it affects its children. It shows the reality of the refugee camps, where people attempt to pick up their lives and carry on. And it reveals the hope of generations of people as they struggle to redefine […]

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My Beautiful Birds is featured on School Library Journal‘s Collection “Reading Around The World | Picture Books”

April 24th, 2017

“Suzanne Del Rizzo’s My Beautiful Birds articulately conveys the experiences of a child displaced by war in Syria….Intricately detailed and lifelike, the polymer clay and mixed-media illustrations combine with the understated first-person narrative to communicate Sami’s circumstances, heartbreak, and healing process. Through this emotionally accessible story…readers begin to understand Sami’s plight, and to gain awareness and insight […]

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