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Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman

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Awards

2003 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner
2003 Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor Book

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Soar along with Bessie Coleman in this inspirational tale of a woman whose determination reached new heights.

Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was always being told what she could and couldn't do. In an era when Jim Crow laws and segregation were a way of life, it was not easy to survive. Bessie didn't let that stop her. Although she was only 11 when the Wright brothers took their historic flight, she vowed to become the first African -American female pilot. Her sturdy faith and determination helped her overcome obstacles of poverty, racism, and gender discrimination. Innovatively told through a series of monologues.

About the Author

E. B. Lewis Won a Caldecott Honor for COMING ON HOME SOON by Jacqueline Woodson. He has also won the Coretta Scott King Award and Coretta Scott King Honor three times. He graduated from Temple University's Tyler School of Art and now teaches at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Mr Lewis lives in Folsom, New Jersey. Visit www.eblewis.com to learn more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780439352437
ill.:
Lewis, E. B.
Illustrator:
Lewis, Earl B.
Illustrator:
Moser, B.
Illustrator:
Lewis, E. B.
Illustrator:
Lewis, Earl B.
Author:
Grimes, Nikki
Author:
Lewis, Earl B.
Author:
Moser, B.
Publisher:
Orchard Books (NY)
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Picture books for children
Subject:
Air pilots
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
African American women air pilots
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
107-198
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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