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Where is her brother who loves the Scarlet Ibis? by Gill Lewis (book review)
When a parent can’t parent,when interventions don’t work,when “what’s best for you” isn’t… Only Scarlet understands how Red’s mind works, how his systematic collecting of birds’ feathers satisfies a deep-seated need for her younger half-brother with autism. In a brief calm moment with Red in the zoo aviary where she actually can escape into a book without worrying about him, Scarlet notes “I close my book, imagining the characters frozen in their own time until I open the pages and start reading again. I wonder if our own lives are written down, unchangeable. I wonder what would be written down for me” (p. 42). Their mother just sits in their …