RaveAfrican American LiteratureMcFadden expertly illustrates how a family could justify the sacrifice of an innocent child for [the] greater good of the family. But the reader is forced ask what about child? What sense of understanding does she have? None—is the answer McFadden gives ... McFadden’s talent is apparent in her presentation of the community’s acceptance of a child’s disappearance ... McFadden’s innocent girl child’s journey through trokoski, insanity, rehabilitation, and forgiveness to reach a point of self-awareness and strength—is a literary treasure. Praise Song for the Butterflies is a well-crafted story about an injustice that can be changed.