ONCE UPON A PAIGE
Close to the wind
In Close to the Wind, Addie, an eleven-year-old sailor, learns to steer her own course through the racial storms of the 1960s and, with the help of her African-American friends and mentors, helps to create positive change. The title is a sailing term for a tack that calls for a taut sail, requiring the sailor to play at the risky edge of a capsize. Metaphorically, it suggests taking action in the winds of change….