Michelle DeMarco, illustrator
Growing Feathers is a beautifully illustrated picture book that inspires kids to reach for their dreams. This is a story about one quiet boy who navigates a bland world. Then something amazing begins happening. Feathers of all colors drift downward. He collects them and strings them together on a stick. As he skateboards through his Brooklyn neighborhood he holds them high over his world begins to light up and he sees everything in a new way. It’s a story to revel in our diversity and see how our dreams are closer than we may think. Debut author-illustrator Michelle DeMarco encourages daydreaming, imagination and creativity.