Watch Out for Flying Kids: How Two Circuses, Two Countries, and Nine Kids Confront Conflict and Build Community

Cynthia Levinson (Author)


Kids accomplish remarkable feats of strength and beauty, as well as work to bring about change in their worlds.
Author Cynthia Levinson explores the world of social circus --a movement that brings kids from different worlds together to perform amazing acts on a professional level. Levinson follows the participants of two specific circuses that also work together periodically: Circus Harmony in St. Louis, whose participants are inner-city and suburban kids, and Circus Galilee in Israel, whose participants are Jews and Arabs. As the kids' relationships evolve over time, the members learn how to overcome assumptions, animosity, and obstacles both physical and personal.
With Levinson's combination of in-depth one-on-one interviews and extensive research, this inspiring nonfiction book highlights stories of collaboration, compromise, and overcoming obstacles.

Product Details

Price: $22.95
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Published Date: August 01, 2015
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 8.97 X 0.51 X 9.79 inches | 2.04 pounds
Language: English
Type: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781561458219

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About the Author

Cynthia Levinson writes award-winning nonfiction books about social justice for young readers, including The Youngest Marcher and Watch out for Flying Kids. She also braids bread with six strands, juggles up to two balls, and takes a constitutional most days. Cynthia and Sanford Levinson, with whom she co-authored Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Graphic Novel, have four thoroughly splendid grandchildren and divide their time between Austin, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts.


"Enchanting indeed --and inspiring as well."
"This inspirational story easily lends itself to classroom use, as it encompasses a broad spectrum of values and subjects."
"[Levinson] captures [the youth performers'] infectious enthusiasm for the hard work and fun of building a circus."