Kozo the Sparrow

Allen Say
(Clarion Books)
  • Fiction
  • Set in Japan

Key words:  Bullying, school, relationships, birds

A young boy sees a baby bird quivering in the hands of a neighborhood bully. Suddenly, he wants the orphan sparrow more than anything. He trades all his treasures for the bird and calls it Kozo, Little Boy.

But how will he keep Kozo alive?

In this painted album of memory, eight-year-old Allen Say talks about the best friend he made in his childhood.