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Fly High! the Story of Bessie Coleman

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andlt;Bandgt;Besse Colemanandlt;/Bandgt; was born in rural Texas in 1892. She loved school, especially learning about numbers, and she was a good reader, too. Yet when it was time to pick cotton she had to work in the fields instead of going to school. Nevertheless, she was determined to be andlt;Iandgt;somebodyandlt;/Iandgt; when she grew up. andlt;BRandgt; In her early twenties, Bessie moved to Chicago. Perhaps there she could "find a bigger life." In the city, Bessie heard many tales of World War I from returned veterans. She also heard there were woman airplane pilots in France. From then on, she was determined to become a pilot. But she soon found out that no one would teach a woman — especially a woman with dark skin — how to fly. To study in France was her only chance, and by working hard and saving her money, she managed at last to get there. Bessie Coleman became the first African-American to earn a pilot's license. She was andlt;Iandgt;somebody.andlt;/Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt; The inspiring story of her difficult early years, her success as a stunt pilot putting on daring air shows in many states, and her dedication to telling young African-Americans wherever she went, "You can be somebody. You can fly high just like me," is as moving and important today as it was then. Simply told with evocative full-color illustrations, this is a special book for today's young people.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Louise Bordenandlt;/Bandgt; is the author of more than twenty books for children, whose awards include the prestigious Christopher Medal. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the Washington, D.C. metro area, and can be visited at louiseborden.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689824579
ill.:
Flavin, Teresa,
Author:
Kroeger, Mary Kay
Author:
Borden, Louise
Author:
Flavin, Teresa
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology
Subject:
Transportation - Aviation
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - People of Color
Subject:
Air pilots
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
African American women air pilots
Subject:
ographical / United States
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
B221
Series Volume:
no. 255
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in 14.21 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
09-12

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