Helen’s Birds

Written by Sara Cassidy, published by Groundwood books, 2019. Wordless graphic novel.

Saanvi is friends with her elderly neighbour Helen. They play cards and garden together and care for birds in Helen’s yard. Then Helen dies suddenly. The sparrows and hummingbirds disappear...

-"Equally heartbreaking and encouraging, this moving look at meaningful friendship offers valuable honesty and insight." - Julie Roach, The Horn Book, USA

Selected in the Globe 100: the books that shaped 2019, in the Globe and Mail, Canada

Ontario Library Association Best Bets 2020 selection, Canada

IBBY Canada Silent Collection