Dreams of Flying with Legand


by Ameerah Wiliams

Illustrated by Samiya Barnett

Dreams of Flying With Legand is a dialog between a grandfather and a grandson over the course of a visit to a cousin’s barbershop. Little Legand is reading a book about the space race, while Dr. Legand Burge, his grandfather, explains how the space race inspired his imagination and his career. The story features the stick ball games and dreams of military service of Dr. Burge’s youth and ends with a family gathered around the piano with a veteran of the Pentagon singing about all the exciting things you can do with science.