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Ida Mae Jones dreams of fl ight. Her daddy was a pilot and being black didnat stop him from fulfilling his dreams. But her daddyas gone now, and being a woman, and being black, are two strikes against her.

When America enters the war with Germany and Japan, the Army creates the WASP, the Womenas Airforce Service Pilotsaand Ida suddenly sees a way to fl y as well as do something signifi cant to help her brother stationed in the Pacific. But even the WASP wonat accept her as a black woman, forcing Ida Mae to make a difficult choice of apassing,a of pretending to be white to be accepted into the program. Hiding oneas racial heritage, denying oneas family, denying oneas self is a heavy burden. And while Ida Mae chases her dream, she must also decide who it is she really wants to be.

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When America enters World War II, the Army creates the Women's Air Force Service Pilots. Ida Mae Jones, a young African-American woman, suddenly sees a way to fly as well as do something to help her brother stationed in the Pacific.

Synopsis:

All Ida Mae Jones wants to do is fly. Her daddy was a pilot, and years after his death she feels closest to him when sheÕs in the air. But as a young black woman in 1940s Louisiana, she knows the sky is off limits to her, until America enters World War II, and the Army forms the WASPÑWomen Airforce Service Pilots. Ida has a chance to fulfill her dream if sheÕs willing to use her light skin to pass as a white girl. She wants to fly more than anything, but Ida soon learns that denying oneÕs self and family is a heavy burden, and ultimately itÕs not what you do but who you are thatÕs most important.

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About the Author

Sherri L. Smith is the author of Lucy the Giant, Sparrow, and Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet. She lives in Sherman Oaks, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142417256
Author:
Smith, Sherri L.
Publisher:
Speak
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 20th Century
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.22x6.54x.75 in. .59 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12 up to AND UP

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"Synopsis" by , When America enters World War II, the Army creates the Women's Air Force Service Pilots. Ida Mae Jones, a young African-American woman, suddenly sees a way to fly as well as do something to help her brother stationed in the Pacific.
"Synopsis" by ,
All Ida Mae Jones wants to do is fly. Her daddy was a pilot, and years after his death she feels closest to him when sheÕs in the air. But as a young black woman in 1940s Louisiana, she knows the sky is off limits to her, until America enters World War II, and the Army forms the WASPÑWomen Airforce Service Pilots. Ida has a chance to fulfill her dream if sheÕs willing to use her light skin to pass as a white girl. She wants to fly more than anything, but Ida soon learns that denying oneÕs self and family is a heavy burden, and ultimately itÕs not what you do but who you are thatÕs most important.

Read Sherri L. Smith's posts on the Penguin Blog

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