Picture Book Review: The Year We Learned To Fly by Jacqueline Woodson

Looking for your next read? Check out The Year We Learned To Fly by Jacqueline Woodson, reviewed by Fulco Library staff, Terra C.

In one word, masterful! This children’s book is written to inspire people of all ages to transcend boundaries and barriers not only physically but also understanding that thoughts are real things too. Beautifully illustrated characters with colorful imagery capture the authors words with dignity and grace. Grandmother teaches her grandson and granddaughter how to elevate from worries, fears and boredom of the seasons by making a better place using their creative mind. Grandmother finds a teachable moment to explain how enslaved ancestors would make peace with their torturous reality using escapism as well. The author gives us hope that little boys and little girls can also transcend prejudices using their wings to fly and to change the world.

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The Year We Learned to Fly

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