The Strange Birds of Flannery O'Connor written by Amy Alznauer and illustrated in a very painterly style by Ping Zhu was published by Enchanted Lion Books June 2020.
“I intend to stand firm and let the peacocks multiply, for I am sure that, in the end, the last word will be theirs.” Flannery O’Connor
It tells the story of Flannery O’Connor (March 25, 1925 – August 3, 1964) who was an American writer, known mainly for her short stories. As a child, Flannery became obsessed with birds and tried to teach her chickens tricks, which led to her appearance on Pathé news with a chicken walking backwards.
When she was an adult, she bred peafowl and raised ducks, ostriches, emus, toucans, and any sort of exotic bird she could.