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The Blackbirds: A Queer Story

Story Stats

Rating: 3
Grade Level: 4, 5, 6
Page count: 6

Author

Robert Emmet
Ward

Appeared in

The Second St. Nicholas Anthology

Story Summary

A young boy, abandoned by his father, is befriended by another boy his own age and taken home, where he stays for the next 12 years only to leave as quietly as he arrived.