Bird by Crystal Chan

Bird - Crystal Chan

Sweet book about friendship and about pain in a family where a child has died because of an accident.

Things I thought were interesting:

Duppy-  Jamaican Patois word of Northwest African origin meaning ghost or spirit

Xolo - considered sacred dogs by the Aztecs because they believed the dogs were needed by their masters’ souls to help them safely through the underworld.

 

 

"No one has ever shown me their secrets.

In my family we hoard our secrets, gathering them in greedy arms,

never sharing them with anyone.

And now that John had shown me his secret place,

it was like the universe was unrolling before me."

 

 

"Good seeds turn into good trees," Grandpa said.