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Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History (Young Readers' Edition)

By: Keith O'Brien

In the years between World War I and World War II, airplane racing was one of the most popular sports in America. Thousands of fans flocked to multiday events, and the pilots who competed in these races were hailed as heroes. Well, the male pilots were hailed. Women who flew planes were often ridiculed by the press, and initially they weren’t invited to race. Yet a group of women were determined to take to the sky—no matter what. With guts and grit, they overcame incredible odds both on the ground and in the air to pursue their dreams of flying and racing planes.

Glossary. Source notes. Index. Black-and-white photographs and reproductions.

ISBN: 9781328618429

JLG Release: Jun 2019


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Amelia Earhart (1897–1937) , Ruth Nichols (1901–1960) , Louise Thaden (1906–1979) , Florence Klingensmith (1904–1933) , Ruth Elder (1902–1977) , Aviation , Aeronautics , Air races , Female aviators , Aviation pioneers , Women air pilots , Air shows , Twentieth-century history

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This is an excellent adaptation of O’Brien’s original and exceptional Fly Girls, a history of five women pilots in the golden age of flight. The women faced enormous odds in a nascent, dangerous, and male-dominated profession during an era when society believed a woman’s proper place was at home. There is enough detail to satisfy both This is an excellent adaptation of O’Brien’s original and exceptional Fly Girls, a history of five women pilots in the golden age of flight. The women faced enormous odds in a nascent, dangerous, and male-dominated profession during an era when society believed a woman’s proper place was at home. There is enough detail to satisfy both curiosity and research needs for middle to high schoolers, but also not too much text. The fascinating personal and public stories, historical details, facts, and photos will enable teen readers to develop an interest and empathy for these young women in an earlier era fighting for the right to make their own choices, both at work and at home. Many chapters focus on one pilot as the book moves through time, weaving the narratives together. This format, coupled with a helpful glossary, extensive endnotes citing sources, and an index, make it an excellent research tool. This compelling story will appeal to teen readers of all persuasions. There is something for everyone from civil science to the science of flight, to daring and death-defying exploits.

Book Details

ISBN

9781328618429

First Release

June 2019

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

629.13092/520973

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

256

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

Level 910L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Amelia Earhart (1897–1937), Ruth Nichols (1901–1960), Louise Thaden (1906–1979), Florence Klingensmith (1904–1933), Ruth Elder (1902–1977), Aviation, Aeronautics, Air races, Female aviators, Aviation pioneers, Women air pilots, Air shows, Twentieth-century history,

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