Kamaria Lofton, Oakland native and Turn the Page! children's book festival author, was inspired by a real Lake Merritt pigeon to write "Oakland Bird." It's the second book in her delightful Kids love Oakland! series and is illustrated by local artist Steven Anderson.
Oakland Bird Pledge:
"I pledge allegiance to to my city
To keep Oakland nice and pretty
Toss my trash, recycle, compost
Make my city shine and sparkle"