Subway Sparrow

Subway Sparrow

Written and Illustrated by: Leyla Torres  (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1993)
Published in Spanish as: “Gorrión del metro”

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A sparrow is trapped is a New York subway train. Who will help it? There are four people in the subway car and only two speak English -a young girl and a teenage boy. Illustrated in vivid, brightly lit watercolors, Subway Sparrow paints a hopeful urban canvas showing how four strangers rise above the language, age and cultural barriers that divide them.

“… a charming multicultural vignette [...] ingeniously constructed, nicely paced, and altogether disarming”.
– Kirkus Reviews –

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For parents and teachers:

  • Free Teaching Guide for Subway Sparrow -in English (PDF file)
  • Free Teaching Guide for Gorrión del metro -in Spanish (PDF file)

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