Joe-Joe's First Flight by Natasha Tarpley

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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.


About Natasha Tarpley

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Natasha Anastasia Tarpley is the author of several books for adults and young readers.E. B. Lewis has illustrated more than 25 books for children.
Published November 28, 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Realistically, Joe-Joe can’t do anything to further the men’s ambitions, but current readers with the perspective of history will know that Joe-Joe himself may be able to fly by the time he grows up.

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