Let Your Dreams Fly

If you hadn’t already gathered from reading my site, I have a deep affection for books about strong girls. But it isn’t just that I like strong girls, I like strong children who dream big and put their all into everything that they do. So when I saw the new book, “Amelia Who Could Fly,” written by Mara Dal Corso and illustrated by Daniela Volpari, I knew that it was a book that I had to get my hands on. I can’t actually get my hands on it just yet as it won’t be available until July 1, but I did get to preview a copy online as this is an exclusive Usborne title (thank you Kane Miller Press!).

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This great picture book tells the story of 10 year old Amelia Earhart who knew from an early age that she wanted to fly. She also lived in a time when women were not allowed to do as many things as men, so the book does mention how she admired women who had made a difference and hoped that she would also be remembered as a woman who had done great things.

Through fun illustrations, you can see her early attempts at getting airborne and her excitement at not only going on a roller coaster, but seeing an airplane flying even higher up in the sky. She didn’t care if she failed, because she knew that the biggest failure was to never try.Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 9.05.21 PM

What is especially lovely about this story is it’s simplicity. It shows how she was an ordinary girl with big dreams. The sheer joy that she gets from feeling the wind in her face and being airborne however she can pushes her dream along. Unlike many girls at her time, she wasn’t afraid of getting dirty or bruised, something we still have to teach our kids from time to time. As the final page of the book explains, she was a nonconformist, something I personally have no problem encouraging.Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 9.06.11 PM


This is simply a remarkable book. You can bet that I will be getting my hands on a copy come July 1!

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I haven’t been great at participating in non-fiction Wednesdays as much as I had hoped, but I have a few more titles up my sleeve. Check out some of the other great titles that have linked up!nfpb16



8 responses

  1. I’ve read a few books on Amelia Earhart, she really was a fascinating person. The illustrations i this one look fun.

  2. I’ve enjoyed many biographies of Amelia Earhart. She was a fascinating person. I’ll be looking for this one.

  3. Like Crystal above, this is a new one to me, and looks great, including some about her early childhood, too. Thanks.

  4. Mara Dal Corso | Reply

    Thanks forse You word!

  5. I love Amelia Earhart. She was such a groundbreaking person! Thank you for sharing this new-to-me biography 🙂

    1. Um… new to me because it isn’t out yet and isn’t even on Goodreads! Adding it now 🙂

      1. This really is a great looking book. It’s being published by Kane Miller and is being sold through Usborne Books & More. I will post a link to the book when it actually is available.

  6. […] Amelia Who Could Fly, written by Mara Dal Corso, is about young Amelia Earhart and her dreams of soaring high in the sky. Here was a young girl living in a time when girls were not supposed to get dirty and have big dreams, bu that didn’t stop her. She realized where her passion was and went after it with everything she had. I love the illustrations in this book as well. You can see my full post  here. […]

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