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Jennifer Rosner, The Yellow Bird Sings

Jennifer Rosner discusses her novel, The Yellow Bird Sings, with writer, podcaster, and media personality Zibby Owens.

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A mother. A child. An impossible choice. Roza and her five-year-old daughter Shira, a musical prodigy, flee their Polish town seeking shelter from the Nazis in a neighbor’s barn. To pass the time, Roza tells Shira a story about a girl in an enchanted garden where a yellow bird sings whatever the girl composes in her head. In this make-believe world, Roza can shield Shira. But the day comes when their haven is no longer safe, and Roza must make an impossible choice: whether to keep Shira by her side or give her the chance to survive apart. 4

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Jennifer Rosner, author of The Yellow Bird Sings

About the Author:
Jennifer Rosner is the author of If a Tree Falls: A Family’s Quest to Hear and Be Heard, a memoir about raising her deaf daughters in a hearing, speaking world. Her children’s book, The Mitten String, is a Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable. Jennifer’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Massachusetts Review, The Forward, Good Housekeeping, and elsewhere. The Yellow Bird Sings is her debut novel and is being published around the world.

About the Moderator:
Zibby Owens is a CEO, author, literary influencer, podcast host, media personality, and mother of four. She is the creator and host of the award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books. Zibby, named “NYC’s Most Powerful Book-fluencer” by Vulture, conducts warm, inquisitive conversations with authors as wide-ranging as Alicia Keys and Lena Dunham to Delia Owens and Jennifer Weiner.


Dec 09 2020


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  • Date: Dec 09 2020
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Jennifer Rosner, The Yellow Bird Sings