This is the harrowing tale of siblings on a quest for safety during the Armenian genocide. Walrath writes with sparse and effective verse, making it a quick read for a heavy topic. Written from the perspective of multiple characters, including an eagle named Ardziv, we follow the siblings as they are orphaned and then forced to go in disguise and under the cover of darkness in search of safety. The words sing. The images, especially comforting food ones, come off the page, and the characters’ strife keeps you cheering for them every step of the way. Beautiful, haunting and loaded with heart. An interesting and educational authors note follows.
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