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Blue Birds

12 yo girl defies orders to stay inside the fort of the new British colony; when she drops a figurine it is found by a 13 yo Native American and they form a secret friendship. Told in verse in alternating perspectives.

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Pink and Say

15 yo gravely wounded white Union soldier is rescued on the battlefield by African American boy soldier, about the same age. The wounded boy is nursed back to health by the other boy’s mother, but then they are captured by Confederates. Based on the author’s family history.

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