Born to Fly: The First Women's Air Race Across America
Illustrator: Bijou Karman
Just nine years after American women finally got the right to vote, a group of trailblazers soared to new heights in the 1929 Air Derby, the first official women-only air race across the US. Follow the incredible lives of legend Amelia Earhart, who has captivated generations of young women; Marvel Crosson, who built a plane with her own hands before she even learned how to fly; Louise Thaden, who bravely shattered jaw-dropping altitude records; and Elinor Smith, who made headlines at age seventeen when she flew under the Brooklyn Bridge.
Source notes. Works cited. Index. Black-and-white illustrations and photographs.
JLG Release: Dec 2019
Awards & Honors
SLJ Best Books - 2019
Bulletin Blue Ribbons - 2019
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Kirkus Reviews, Booklist*, The Horn Book Magazine, School Library Journal*, Publishers Weekly
School Library Journal
9" x 6"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A