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A moving memoir, Birdgirl chronicles a mother's struggle with mental illness and a daugther's dedication to preserving our planet through the joy and reflection of each bird sighting.

  • Features

    • Written by birder, environmentalist and activist Mya-Rose Craig
    • Shares her passion for social justice, experience advocating for the profound gift of nature and work to make it accessible for all
    • Calls for readers to rediscover the power of our natural world

    Made in USA.

    From the publisher:
    Meet Mya-Rose, otherwise known as Birdgirl. Birdgirl follows Mya-Rose and her family as they travel the world in search of rare birds and astonishing landscapes. But a shadow moves with them, too—her mother's deepening mental health crisis. In the face of this struggle, the Craigs turn to nature again and again for comfort and meaning.

    In her words: "Birdwatching has never felt like a hobby or a pastime I can pick up and put down, but a thread running through the pattern of my life, so tightly woven in that there's no way of pulling it free and leaving the rest of my life intact."

    Each bird they see brings a moment of joy and reflection, instilling in Mya-Rose a deep love of the natural world. But Mya-Rose has also seen firsthand the reckless destruction inflicted on our fragile planet, as well as the pervasive racism infecting every corner of the world, leading her to campaign for Black, Indigenous people of color. Birder, activist, daughter: This is her story.
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    9.3 x 6.1 x 1 inches


    Mya-Rose Craig

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    Celadon Books

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