Wings by Christopher Myers

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Ikarus Jackson, the new boy in school, is outcast because he has wings, but his resilient spirit inspires one girl to speak up for him.

About Christopher Myers

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Myers is a graduate of Brown University and has completed the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program.
Published October 1, 2000 by Scholastic Press. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Once again demonstrating a masterful use of collage, Myers (Black Cat) imaginatively refutes the myth of Icarus and champions the nature of the artist. A watchful girl, ostracized by her peers for her

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In the climax, as the policeman yells at Ikarus and the neighbors ""explode with laughter,"" Myers superimposes the boy's figure over a scene of a forest fire, and the narrator reaches out to Ikarus from across the gutter.

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