"Great-great-uncle was a wind flyer." Sometimes even when you're very young, you know exactly where you belong, and, in this case, where "Uncle" belongs is flying through the clouds. He yearns to fly and that yearning leads him to be one of the Tuskegee Airmen. So, this book is a celebration of the dreams of the young and the men who followed their dreams on behalf of their country in World War II.
32 pages 978-0689848797 Ages 5-9
Keywords: African American, African American author, American history, diversity, planes and aviation, Tuskegee Airmen, military fiction, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, Black Lives Matter
All he ever wanted to do was fly.
Three-time Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Angela Johnson and New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long invite readers to ponder a band of undercelebrated World War II heroes -- the Tuskegee Airmen. With fleeting prose and transcendent imagery, this book by the masterful author/artist duo reveals how a boy's love of flight takes him on a journey from the dusty dirt roads of Alabama to the war-torn skies of Europe and into the hearts of those who are only now beginning to understand the part these brave souls played in the history of America.---from the publisher