BookKid Book Club

Join Vivian and Jaya for a morning of fun with Coo by Kaela Noel!

BookKid is our monthly middle-grade book club for kids ages 8-12. Email for more info.

About the Book: Ten years ago, an impossible thing happened: a flock of pigeons picked up a human baby who had been abandoned in an empty lot and carried her, bundled in blankets, to their roof. Coo has lived her entire life on the rooftop with the pigeons who saved her. It’s the only home she’s ever known. But then a hungry hawk nearly kills Burr, the pigeon she loves most, and leaves him gravely hurt.

Coo must make a perilous trip to the ground for the first time to find Tully, a retired postal worker who occasionally feeds Coo’s flock, and who can heal injured birds. Tully mends Burr’s broken wing and coaxes Coo from her isolated life. Living with Tully, Coo experiences warmth, safety, and human relationships for the first time. But just as Coo is beginning to blossom, she learns the human world is infinitely more complex?and cruel?than she could have imagined.

About the AuthorKaela Noel was born in San Francisco and grew up in New Jersey. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family. Coo is her first novel.

Event date: 
Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 10:30am
Coo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062955982
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - March 2nd, 2021