REVIEW: Blackbird Fly

Our featured review for today comes from the blog Tween You & Me, and Middle Grade Fiction Round 1 judge Pamela Groseclose. She’s a Youth Services Associate for a library in Missouri, and she’s got the library in her veins: her parents met in a library and went on their first date shortly after they were kicked out for being too loud. We love stories like that here at the Cybils, and we love the fact that Pamela is just as passionate about helping today’s kids love libraries and reading. Last month, she posted a review of MG fiction nominee Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly; in the review, she said:

“This is truly a special book that is all about finding out who you are and embracing it…. I also really enjoyed the diversity in this book. It is sprinkled with Filipino traditions and proverbs. I think this extra little bit made this book extra special.”

Read the full review here.