Palmer, 9, is expected to take part in a tradition that requires 10-year-old boys to break the necks of the wounded birds. Palmer, who has a pet pigeon in his room, does not want to participate. Can he refuse? Can he stand up to the peer pressure and break with the tradition?
The New York Times Book Review said Wringer is "deeply felt...present[ing] a moral question with great care and sensitivity."
Level: Gr. 4-8 DRA Level: 50 Lexile Measure: 690L
Grade Equivalent: 5.5 Guided Reading: U
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This book was an honoree for the prestigious Newbery Award for best children's literature. Click to see the full list of Newbery Award Winners.