The author shows interest in and compassion for other cultures. She uses research to come to terms with a culture, and then weaves a tale with the characters. Homeless Bird fits well into her line of cultural fiction books. Many of her other books listed above may be of interest to young adult readers of cultural fiction.
Another author exploring culture through fiction is Carolyn Coman. In Many Stones, she illustrates the complexities of South African culture. Through teenager Berry Morgan's experiences, one family grieves the loss of a child while they explore...
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