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Ten Steps to Flying Like a Superhero

Ten Steps to Flying Like a Superhero

An endearing take on the superhero story. When a white child, Lava Boy, meets up with a Black child, Star Girl, readers get an adventure of creativity, teamwork, and perseverance. Pilutti’s weaving of a story of friendship and loyalty with one of new horizons and problem-solving is a great lesson in collaboration and out-of-the-box thinking. Adorable drawn illustrations in a dynamic cartoon style show all the action — so much action — and a genuinely sweet resolution.
Age Groups: Big Kids, Little Kids
Skills: friendship, Problem Solving
Author: Written and illustrated by Deb Pilutti

Discussion Questions

  • What challenge does Lava Boy face?
  • What would YOU do if you were him?
  • Describe how his friend Star Girl helps solve the problem. What can we learn from the story?
  • Let's think of a few ways that friends, working together, can do big things in real life!