The Year We Learned to Fly
Dream with toughness.
Two young children are cooped up at home and are struggling to find something to do to pass the time. Finally, their grandmother teaches them to use their beautiful and brilliant minds to free themselves and enjoy the day. The kids tried, and within minutes, they could get themselves out of boredom. Every time they have a problem, Grandmom advises them to think beyond their problems. She claims their forefathers used this to break free from slavery. Will it, however, always work?
We picked this book based on a recommendation. Children can learn how to better face and accept their issues by using creativity and persistence. It might also be a conversation starter with kids about your childhood stories. In addition, the bright illustrations effectively depict the story.
The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson, and Rafael López is a beautiful bedtime story about overcoming fear and problems through imagination.
Originally published: 2022
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Illustrator: Rafael López
Rating basis (of 5.0): Story (4.5), Characters (5.0) Writing Style (4.5), Illustrations (4.5), Cover (4.5) & Ease (4.0)
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