Luci Soars

Luci Soars

by Lulu Delacre


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From the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Turning Pages by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor comes an emotionally resonant picture book about learning that what sets you apart is often what makes you great.

Luci was born without a shadow. Mamá says no one notices. But Luci does. And sometimes others do too. Sometimes they stare, sometimes they tease Luci, and sometimes they make her cry. But when Luci learns to look at what makes her different as a strength, she realizes she has more power than she ever thought. And that her differences can even be a superpower.

From three-time Pura Belpré Award honoree Lulu Delacre comes a heartfelt and uplifting story with a timeless message: what sets you apart is often what makes you great.

Praise for Luci Soars:

"This urban fable encourages readers to claim their space"—Kirkus Reviews

*"Simple and powerful . . . a great read-aloud for educators to discuss emotions, bullying, acceptance of differences, self-esteem and empowerment." —Youth Services Book Review, starred review

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781984812889
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/04/2020
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,205,551
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Lulu Delacre has been writing and illustrating children's books since 1980. Born and raised in Puerto Rico to Argentinean parents, Delacre is a three-time Pura Belpré Award honoree. Her forty-one titles include Arroz con Leche: Popular Songs and Rhymes from Latin America; Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos; ¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z!; and the New York Times bestselling Turning Pages, written by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Delacre has lectured internationally, served as a juror for the National Book Awards, and exhibited her work at the Eric
Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, among other venues. You can visit Lulu Delacre at

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