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Wounded Falcons

Jairo Buitrago, Rafael Yockteng (Illustrator), Elisa Amado (Translator)

Hardcover

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Description

A story about the heart-opening effect that taking care of a wounded creature has on a wounded boy, from acclaimed picture-book creators Jairo Buitrago and Rafael Yockteng.

Adri n is always in trouble, at school and at home, while Santiago gets along quite well. But they are friends. When Adri n finds a wounded bird in an abandoned lot in the midst of the city, things begin to change. Taking care of the bird, learning all about it, discovering that it is a falcon, loving it -- and accepting what this love means -- gives Adri n a chance to show others a glimpse of who he truly is. Santiago has always known that Adri n has a big heart, and his steadfast friendship is also the reason Adri n has a chance to heal.

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Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.3
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.6
With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.7
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.3
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.3
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

Groundwood Books, 9781773064567, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 7, 2021