Jane Schwartz Caught (Upstarts)

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Only ten, Louie becomes involved in the world of pigeon flying when she meets Casey, a thirty-eight-year-old Brooklyn pigeon fancier

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The protagonist of this taut, direct story is Louie, a 10-year-old living in late '50s Brooklyn. Outwardly tough but unsure of herself, she becomes a "chaser," or apprentice, for champion pigeon-flyer Casey, an older man whose family- and work-life are in disarray. While he teaches Louie "flying" and how to care for the pigeons, the two become friends and share a sense of freedom and release provided by the urban rooftop sport. Louie's family and teachers question her devotion to the pigeons while other "birders" react with amusement to Casey's "girl chaser," but eventually she earns their respect. By the end of the tale, when her family decides to move to suburbia, Louie has matured greatly, the outlines of young womanhood are apparent, and pigeon-flying has helped her survive a brutish street culture and the murder of a friend. Schwartz captures a crucial period in one girl's life. November
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