Written by Rocio Bonilla
Published by Peter Pauper Press, 2016
2019-2020 Nominee - Primary
Lucas was convinced he was born to fly. He spent hours watching birds and airplanes in flight and tried to design his own sets of wings many times. But each time they failed. He wrote letters to Santa, pleading for help, but was disappointed with the toy wings and capes he received. Then one day something magical happened, without him even knowing it. His mother put a book in his hands and Lucas began to fly. And fly. And fly. Bonilla celebrates the wonder of books and their power to transport us to places beyond our imagination.