24th ilb
5 – 14 Sep 2024 Program
9 – 18 Sep 2024 Young Program

J. M. M. Nuanez: Birdie and Me

Discussion, Reading, Q&A

After the death of their mother, Jack and her younger brother Birdie first live with their loving but unreliable Uncle Carl, and later with their conservative Uncle Patrick. However, Patrick doesn’t have much tolerance for Birdie’s glittering clothes. When Birdie is bullied at school, Patrick decides he has to give up anything ‘extravagant’. The book deals with loss, trust, and gender expression in a moving and warm-hearted way.

The event is in German and English.
Hosted by Marie-Christine Knop.
Read by Kathleen Gallego Zapata.
Interpreter: Eva Göllner.

Text by J. M. M. Nuanez.
Translation by Birgitt Kollmann.

Recommended for grades 6 to 8.