Saturdays on PWR are like TV Programing in the 50s and 60s from about 6:30 a.m. until the 9:00 morning news–RESERVED FOR KIDS.

This Saturday have I got a book for thoughtful eight to twelve year olds! It is a two-time Newbery Medalist, Katherine Patterson’s novel who is a children’s author on the caliber of Madeline L’Engle. I remember the reactions of my sixth graders as they discovered her Bridge to Tarabithia when I was teaching kids in what seems like another lifetime.

A new girl in a new school, facing a new life, Birdie desperately wants to make friends.

This 2021 novel finds Elizabeth, aka Birdie, making a deal with God that she will “stop acting like a jerk” over her dad’s deployment to Iraq if He will protect and look out for her family, and above all not let her dad come to any harm. She goes to…

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