Teachers looking for migrant biographies will find this book an excellent resource. Ron Hughart writes in a comfortable “talkative” style. He makes the reader ponder his own life and how events shape the way one sees the world. The reader may also wince a time or two pondering the lasting effects of childhood labels like “sissy,” “sickly” or “retarded.” The book is a unique mixture of sad and happy moments. But it is mainly a story of how the human spirit triumphs over fumbling school and family systems that are primarily concerned with their own survival. These systems often fail children, and that Ron eventually learns to fly is an outstanding testimony to the indomitable hopes of a child. An excellent read.