Born To Fly: The First Women's Air Race Across America

By SHEINKIN, Steve

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ISBN
9781626721302
Publisher
Roaring Brook


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Starred Review on September 1, 2019  |  Middle To High School

Gr 5–8—Using a collected biographical approach, Sheinkin presents the history of early American aviation and the changing role of women in society, culminating in the Women's Air Derby of 1929. Women made up a small percentage of pilots in the 1920s, and societal norms prevented them from competing in air races until the 1929 derby. The 20 women who participated in the derby came from all walks of life. Most Americans recognize the name Amelia Earhart, but Sheinkin introduces many other fem...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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