Fly Away Home

by Eve Bunting
Overall: 3 out of 5 stars

This is the tale of a boy who lives in the airport with his dad. The boy talks about the way that they work very hard at blending in with everyone else so they won’t be found and kicked out. He also describes the community of other homeless people who live at the airport. It’s a moving story but part of me wonders if anyone could do this anymore with security as it is (it was written in 1993). I only gave it 3 instead of 4 stars because it’s incredibly dated and I’m not sure how relevant or accurate the story is anymore. Still, I think that it’s a moving, well-told story that would open up kids’ eyes to a segment of the population that is very much hidden: homeless children.

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