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The Day Ray Got Away

by Angela Johnson
Illustrated by Luke LaMarca

One Potato Review

Dissension in the ranks. “This is the day,” announces Ray to his fellow parade floats, and it’s hard not to share his excitement, from the minute the yellow and orange dawn appears across the rooftops. Ray himself is always smiling, or so we hear, but it isn’t until he euphorically breaks his bonds that we are finally permitted to glimpse him in full. Ray’s fellow floats are even stirred to stretch their cords and flex their muscles a little at his parting, if only in recognition. For rebels and romantics alike.