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Lila and the crow

2016

by Gabrielle Grimard

Lila has just moved to a new town and can't wait to make friends at school. But on the first day, a boy points at her and shouts: "A crow! A crow! The new girl's hair is black like a crow!" The others whisper and laugh, and Lila's heart grows as heavy as a stone...Now every day at school, Lila hides under her turtleneck, dark glasses, and hat. And every day when she goes home, she sees a crow who seems to want to tell her something...At her lowest point of despair, an encounter with the crow opens Lila's eyes to the beauty of being different, and gives her the courage to proudly embrace her true self." -- publisher

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