This Kid Can Fly

This Kid Can FlyIt’s About Ability (Not Disability)

Written by Aaron Philip, with Tonya Bolden


When you really think about it, everyone has a disability of some kind. Some disabilities are just easier to see than others and can be harder to deal with. Aaron Philip shares his story of dealing with cerebral palsy, poverty, and life in a new country. Just one of those challenges would be difficult. Aaron tells his story honestly but with hope. With a sister and mother who live with disabilities and depend on wheelchairs and assistance, I appreciated a book that tells of the challenges of this life, but the joys too. Kindness, looking out for each other, a positive attitude and hard work can go a long way. Aaron teaches that each one of us has something to contribute to our world. An excellent, uplifting read for all ages.

Review by Teresa Edmunds, Westbrook Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 4-12

Author Website: http://aaronverse.tumblr.com/

This Kid Can Fly: It’s About Ability (Not Disability)
Written by Aaron Philip
Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
179 pages
Release Date: February 16, 2016
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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