Wings by William Loizeaux takes place back in the 1960’s, probably when your parents were kids. Nick is a fatherless 10-year-old who happens upon an abandoned baby mockingbird in the middle of the road. Although it is very tiny and weak, Nick is determined to save it. He and his best friend care for this little bird they name Marcy. As it grows up, Nick also matures as he faces some hard decisions about family and friends. The true test of friendship between Nick and his bird happens when Nick goes on vacation and must decide what to do with Marcy.