Cover of Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin

Cover of SILHOUETTE OF A SPARROW by Molly Beth Griffin

BOOK JACKET BLURB: Growing up in the 1920s, sixteen-year-old Garnet Richardson envies the birds outside her window. Her mother does not approve of Garnet climbing trees to peer into nests or any other such un-ladylike behavior. She has Garnet’s life all planned out: After finishing high school, she’ll marry and tend to the home. But when Garnet is sent away for the summer to stay with relatives in the lakeside resort town of Excelsior, Minnesota, she finds a chance to spread her wings. A newly built amusement park and roaring dance hall beckon, and her explorations land her where she least expects—in a growing relationship with a beautiful and daring flapper, Isabella. So begins the most important summer of Garnet’s life. Caught between her family’s expectations and he own newfound passions, she must decide whose dreams to follow. Can she seize the freedom she so admires in birds?

Published by Milkweed Editions, 2012, $16.95
208 pages
Release date: September 1, 2012
ISBN: 9781571317018


Nominated for the 2013 Lambda Literary Award (Children’s/Young Adult)

2012 Milkweed Prize for Children’s Literature


Publishers Weekly, August 6, 2012

Lambda Literary, October 2, 2012

GLBT Reviews, March 8, 2013

Kirkus, July 23, 2012


Milkweed Editions, August 28, 2012

Loft, September 19, 2012


MinnPost, August 15, 2013


Author’s Website: http://mollybethgriffin.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/357585567663156/

Photo of Molly Beth Griffin

Photo of Molly Beth Griffin


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