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About The Book
All he ever wanted to do was fly.
With fleeting prose and transcendent imagery, this book 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.
About The Illustrator
Loren Long illustrated President Barack Obama’s Of Thee I Sing; the newest version of The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper; Madonna’s second picture book, Mr. Peabody’s Apples; Nightsong by Ari Berk; Frank McCourt’s Angela and the Baby Jesus; Love by Matt de la Peña; and If I Was the Sunshine by Julie Fogliano. He also wrote and illustrated the Otis series and was part of the Design Garage for Jon Scieszka’s Trucktown series. Loren’s work has appeared in Time, Sports Illustrated, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic. He lives with his wife and two sons in Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit him at LorenLong.com.
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 9, 2007)
- Length: 32 pages
- ISBN13: 9780689848797
- Grades: K - 4
- Ages: 5 - 9
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Raves and Reviews
"This is beautiful! A perfect way to educate young people and make them aware of the contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen. This book makes me even prouder that my dad was a member of this prestigious group." -- Robin Roberts, anchor, ABC News, Good Morning America
Awards and Honors
- Bank Street Best Books of the Year
- Emphasis On Reading Program Master List (AL)
- Ohioana Book Award
- Red Clover Book Award (VT)
- Delaware Diamonds Award Program Master List
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- Book Cover Image (jpg): Wind Flyers Hardcover 9780689848797(5.1 MB)
- Author Photo (jpg): Angela Johnson Photograph by Roz Pinkard(0.9 MB)
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