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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. Mama says no one notices. But Luci does. And sometimes others do too. Sometimes they stare, sometimes they tease Luci, and s
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 4th 2020
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Adriana Martinez Figueroa
In this inspirational story, Delacre uses Luci, a girl without a shadow, as a metaphor for living in the margins and individuality. Luci doesn't have a shadow while everyone else does, which causes inner turmoil for the child. However, when she realizes that the people with shadows, who question her personhood for not being "normal," stay on the ground, never fly, she wants to be herself. She gains confidence and flies, free of society's constraints on her self-image. Luci accepts herself and th ...more
Laura
Jun 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
When you are not the same as everyone else does that make you bad, different, damage, or, like Luci in this story, does that make you free to be what you want to be.

This is a wonderful picture book modifier for those who are different for some reason, whether it be gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, or just personal preferences. We are all individuals, we are all different, and when Luci realizes that those who criticize her are bound to the ground, while she is free to fly, she reali
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Feb 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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. Mama 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
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Shaye Miller
Jan 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
Is your shadow trapping you? Does it prevent you from soaring? Luci was born without a shadow, so she hid herself from the sunlight so as not to be ridiculed. But once she stops caring about having no shadow and what others think, she find her super power. The very last page depicts Luci staring directly at the reader, challenging them to stop looking at what's missing to find their strength. I really liked the artwork in this book and am disappointed that I couldn't find out how it was created. ...more
e.d.
Feb 03, 2020 rated it liked it
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**I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**

Luci Soars tells the story of a young Latina girl who feels left out because of her difference. She has no shadow, and the other kids bully her. Strangers stare at her. Luci doesn't like that she's different until she understands that it's her difference that gives her an opportunity she wouldn't have without it.

With its positive message and stark illustrations, Luci Soars can inspire young readers to examine their own uniq
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Anthony
Luci was born without a shadow, and to compensate for what she thought was her short comings, she hid in the shadows of others. But one day she decided to step out from behind other people's shadows and into the light and made a discovery of what it meant to be herself, and recognize her superpower from within. ...more
Edward Sullivan
Jul 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
A stunningly illustrated, emotionally powerful story about a girl named Luci who is born without a shadow. Often teased by others for having no shadow, Luci learns to look at what makes her different as a strength, and realizes she has more power than she ever thought.
Erin
Mar 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Beautiful book with a lovely metaphor that might be lost on young readers, but the book itself will still appeal to them.
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Note: I accessed a digital review copy through Edelweiss.
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Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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What if your shadow is what is keeping you rooted to the ground and preventing you from flying?
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