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  • Published: 30 June 2022
  • ISBN: 9781473589940
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

Birdgirl

'Lyrical, poignant and insightful.' Margaret Atwood

  • Mya-Rose Craig



"Birdwatching has never felt like a hobby, or a pastime I can pick up and put down, but a thread running through the pattern of my life, so tightly woven in that there's no way of pulling it free and leaving the rest of my life intact."

Discover a powerful, evocative and urgent new young voice in nature writing.

'Birdwatching has never felt like a hobby, or a pastime I can pick up and put down, but a thread running through the pattern of my life.'

Meet Mya-Rose - otherwise known as 'Birdgirl'. Birder, environmentalist, diversity activist. To date she has seen over five thousand different types of bird: half the world's species.

Every single bird a treasure. Each sighting a small step in her family journey - a collective moment of joy and stillness. And each helping her to find her voice.

Since she was young, she has visited every continent to pursue her passion, seeing first-hand the inequality and reckless destruction we are inflicting on our fragile planet. And the simple, mindful act of looking for birds has made her ever-more determined to campaign for all our survival.

This is her story; a journey defined by her love for these extraordinary creatures. Because large or small, brown, patterned or jewelled, there is something about birds that makes us, even for just moments at a time, lift our eyes away from our lives and up to the skies.

Birdgirl is the perfect read for fans of H is for Hawk, Diary of a Young Naturalist, and any young or aspiring environmentalists.

  • Published: 30 June 2022
  • ISBN: 9781473589940
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

Praise for Birdgirl

Mya-Rose Craig has done more than anyone to promote birding and environmental issues to young people from all backgrounds - especially women of colour - and deserves our admiration and praise.

Stephen Moss, author of THE ROBIN

Lyrical, poignant and insightful.

Margaret Atwood

Mya-Rose's passion and dedication for the causes she believes in are testament to what we humans can achieve when we are at our best.

Liz Bonnin, President of the Wildlife Trust

[Craig's] book reads like a cross between a travel diary, an ornithologist's guide and a thriller.

The Times

A frank, open account of how birdwatching provided solace during Mya-Rose's teenage years... [we are] given an insight into a fascinating family of bird-lovers.

BBC Wildlife

A must read for bird lovers.

Yours

Craig manages to capture so vividly what birds mean to her and her family... filled with...hope and energy.

Guardian

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