Joe-Joe’s First Flight
by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
Publication Date: Jun 10, 2003
List Price: $17.99
Format: Library Binding, 40 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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Joe-Joe’s father works at the local airport, one of the first in the area, at a time when segregation rules. Even though the men who work at the airport, including Joe-Joe’s dad, were promised flying jobs, the owner refuses to let them fly. The town of Blind Eye has lost hope over the men’s heartbreak and the injustice being done to them, so much so that the moon won’t shine down on it any longer. More than anything, Joe-Joe wants to bring the moon back to Blind Eye so he can return hope to the townspeople. This is an extraordinary storybook about lost hope and what can happen when dreams are allowed to flourish.
- Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
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