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Wind Flyers by Angela Johnson and Illustrated by Loren Long

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.

I’m a huge fan of Loren Long’s illustrations! Toy Boat by Randall DeSeve and Otis and the Tornado by Long himself are both two huge hits with both myself and the kiddos. So this is another for the wish list!

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5 Responses to The Year of the Picture Book – Wind Flyers by Angela Johnson

  1. Beth Hoffman says:

    I’m CRAZY for the cover. That alone would be worth the price of the book!

  2. PragmaticMom says:

    I am so glad it’s about undercelebrated WWII heroes. I also like The Code Talkers about Navajo Code Talkers, another undercelebrated group of color!

  3. Karyn18 says:

    I know this is one of the best book of Angela Johnson. I love to know more about the World War II.
    By the way, I would like to give my thumbs up to the illustrator of this book. It’s great!

  4. Dawn0977 says:

    This is a very interesting book to read and i like the cover. That is why i’m so excited to grab a copy of this book for my son.

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