The Chance to Fly
Stacy Davidowitz + Ali Stroker



A heartfelt middle-grade novel about a theater-loving girl who uses a wheelchair for mobility and her quest to defy expectations—and gravity—from Tony award–winning actress Ali Stroker and Stacy Davidowitz

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“Every theater kid in the world will instantly fall in love with Nat Beacon and relate to her story of perseverance. The Chance To Fly is as unique, inspirational, and full of heart as Ali Stroker is herself. She and Stacy Davidowitz will make readers laugh, cry, and teach them the true meaning of defying gravity.”

Chris Colfer, New York Times bestselling author and Golden Globe winning actor

“The perfect read for any dream chaser . . . You’ll realize how unlimited your possibilities are.”

Kristin Chenoweth, Tony and Emmy Award winning actress and singer

“I only wish that The Chance to Fly was written when I was a teenager. We are living in changing times where audiences are clamoring for greater diversity.”

Judith Heumann, International Disability Rights Activist, Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Me

“Anyone who loves to dream and has a love for theater will greatly appreciate The Chance to Fly. This book reminds everyone that it is a beautiful thing to be different and to be passionate about doing what you love.”

— Sophia Gennusa, Tony Honored actress for her title role in Matilda


"Fun, honest, and uplifting: applause!"

Kirkus Reviews

Huge thanks to the schools, camps, libraries, bookstores, festivals, podcasts, and theaters that have hosted author visits. Stacy has loved working with such enthusiastic and curious readers!



Lakeside Elementary School, Merrick, NY
Chatterton Elementary School, Merrick, NY
Birch Elementary School, Merrick, NY
PS 527, Upper East Side, NYC
PS 166, Long Island City, Queens, NY
Long Island City High School, Queens, NY

Roskruge Bilingual Magnet Elementary + Middle School, Tucson, AZ

PS 198, Upper East Side, NYC

The Cathedral School, NY

West Windsor-Plainsboro North High School, NJ

Calhoun High School, Merrick, NY


Tyler Hill Camp, PA
Camp Louise, MD
ACT at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC

Timberlake Camp, PA

Operation Exodus, NYC

Libraries + Bookstores
Aguilar New York Public Library, Harlem, NYC
Books of Wonder, NYC
Astoria Bookshop, Queens, NY
Barnes & Noble, Woodland Park, NJ
The Children's Bookstore, Baltimore, MD
Talk Story Bookstore, Kauai, Hawaii

Hudson CO-OP, NYC

Word Up Community Bookstore, NYC

Barnes & Noble, Union Square, NYC



ALA Midwinter Conference, Virtual

MPIBA SpringCon Virtual Event

Princeton Children's Book Festival, NJ
New York Musical Festival, NYC

Maplewood-South Orange (MAPSO) Book Festival, NJ

Happy Campers Podcast
Campfires and Color Wars Podcast

Unorthodox Podcast (a shoutout!)

Hoboken Children's Theater at Mile Square Theatre

Lollipop Theater Network Virtual Storytime