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Subway Sparrow - Cover
Subway Sparrow
Leyla Torres, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1993
A small sparrow is trapped in the subway, and four strangers, two who speak English, one who speaks Spanish and one who speaks Polish, find a way to understand each other so they can rescue the bird. Charming!!

Ages: Play Years (2-4), Transition (4-5)
Languages: Languages other than English or Spanish, English with Some Spanish, Multiple Languages
Book Types: Story Book
Identity Groups: Working Class, Asian American, Latino American, Multi-racial Groups
Special Topics: Activism, Animals with Children
Strands: Care & Love of Nature, Creative Conflict Resolution & Sense of Justice