A courageous girl follows her dream of learning to fly in this beautifully illustrated story inspired by formerly imprisoned human rights activist Loujain AlHathloul, perfect forMalala’s Magic Pencilfans.
Inspired by co-author Lina alHathloul's sister, formerly imprisoned Saudi women's rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Loujain al-Hathloul, who led the successful campaign to lift Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving, this gorgeously illustrated story is lyrical and uplifting. Loujain watches her beloved baba attach his feather wings and fly each morning, but her own dreams of flying face a big obstacle: only boys, not girls, are allowed to fly in her country. Yet despite the taunts of her classmates, she is determined to learn to do it—especially because Loujain loves colors, and only by flying will she be able to see the color-filled field of sunflowers her baba has told her about. Eventually, Loujain's impossible dream becomes reality—inspiring other girls to dare to learn to fly.
juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
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