I'll Fly My Own Plane
Format: Hardcover
Book Code: 0474
Pages: 32
Size: 8" x 10"
ISBN: 9780817014070
PubDate: 2002

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Web Price: $10.39


Jean Alicia Elster reads via skype from "I'll Fly My Own Plane."

In the third book in the Joe Joe in the City series, Joe Joe is tempted to make quick money illegally to buy a fancy airplane. After being inspired by the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, however, he comes to realize that it is better to work at an ethical, if less lucrative, honest job and fly the simple plane his father made for him.

Editorial Reviews:

“A very highly recommended picturebook narrative, I'll Fly My Own Plane capably addresses an all too real pressure affecting young inner city children exposed to drug use and drug sales in urban environments today.” – Midwest Book Review

"Beautifully illustrated and  wonderfully narrated, I'll Fly My Own Plane is a timely addition to the literature available for urban youth. Elster is to be commended for addressing tough issues youth face in low income, urban areas. The story had well drawn characters and the growth of young Joe Joe grew organically out of the plot in a way that was subtle for the reader.  I look forward to sharing this series with my own four year old." —as reviewed on Urban Christian Fiction

"This book is another great resource for Black history, and for life lessons to children. It demonstrates the inner struggles felt by children living in the city, torn between doing the right thing and fitting in. It also provides good role models to these children, which unfortunately many are lacking. This book, and the others in the series, should be shared with children of elementary age. The lessons contained within are important, both historically and social-emotionally." —as reviewed on Andi's Kids Books blog. Read the entire post.

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