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The Theory of Hummingbirds

An important #ownvoices novel by author Michelle Kadarusman celebrating best friends, hummingbirds, wormholes and loving who you are.

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Alba has been best friends with Levi since forever. They’re both obsessed with hummingbirds and spend their lunchtimes hiding out in the school library. Alba normally doesn’t mind that Levi’s got a science theory on just about everything. But when he becomes convinced the school librarian has discovered a wormhole in her office, Alba thinks maybe he’s gone too far.

Then there’s Cleo. That’s what Alba calls her left foot, which was twisted in the wrong direction at birth and has been strapped in a brace for most of Alba’s life. With the final cast about to come off, Alba is set on running in her first cross-country race. But what if Levi doesn’t believe she can do it?

Alba’s only ever wanted to be ‘normal’, so why does it feel like she’s losing more than Cleo and a pair of crutches?

Michelle Kadarusman, author of The Theory of Hummingbirds
Photo by Micah Ricardo Riedl

Michelle Kadarusman

Michelle Kadarusman is a teen and middle-grade fiction writer. She grew up in Melbourne, Australia, and has also lived many years throughout Indonesia and in Canada. Her novels have been nominated for various awards and honours, including the Canadian Governor General’s Awards, the Ontario Library Association Forest of Reading Awards and an American Junior Library Guild gold star selection. Her books have been translated into Spanish and Turkish.