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  • Publisher : HMH Books For Young Readers
  • Release : 19 August 2022
  • ISBN : 9781328618429
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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From NPR correspondent Keith O' Brien comes this thrilling Young Readers' edition of the untold story about pioneering women, including Amelia Earhart, who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s--and won. 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. Fly Girls follows the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a highâe'school dropout from North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama housewife; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, a daughter of Wall Street wealth who longed to live a life of her own; and Louise Thaden, who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to race against the men--and in 1936 one of them would triumph in the toughest raceof all. Complete with photographs and a glossary, Fly Girls celebrates a little-known slice of history wherein tenacious, trail-blazing women braved all obstacles to achieve greatness.

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Fly Girls

Fly Girls
  • Author : Keith O'Brien
  • Publisher : HMH Books For Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2019
  • ISBN : 9781328618429
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From NPR correspondent Keith O' Brien comes this thrilling Young Readers' edition of the untold story about pioneering women, including Amelia Earhart, who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s--and won. 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

Fly Girls

Fly Girls
  • Author : P. O’Connell Pearson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • ISBN : 9781534404120
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“A truly inspiring read.” —Booklist (starred review) “A solid account of women’s contributions as aviators during World War II.” —Kirkus Reviews In the tradition of Hidden Figures, debut author Patricia Pearson offers a beautifully written account of the remarkable but often forgotten group of female fighter pilots who answered their country’s call in its time of need during World War II. At the height of World War II, the US Army Airforce faced a desperate need for skilled

The Flight Girls

The Flight Girls
  • Author : Noelle Salazar
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02
  • ISBN : 9781488035067
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A USA TODAY BESTSELLER A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER A WOMAN’S WORLD BEST NEW BOOK “I read well into the night, unable to stop. The book is unputdownable.”—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author “Heart-breaking, validating, exciting.”—Hypable “Rich historical detail...this saga has it all.”—Woman’s World Shining a light on a little-known piece of history The Flight Girls is a sweeping portrayal of women’s fearlessness, love, and the power of friendship to make us soar. 1941.

Fly Girl: A Memoir

Fly Girl: A Memoir
  • Author : Ann Hood
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2022-05-03
  • ISBN : 9781324006244
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An entertaining and fascinating memoir of “gifted storyteller” (People) Ann Hood’s adventurous years as a TWA flight attendant. In 1978, in the tailwind of the golden age of air travel, flight attendants were the epitome of glamor and sophistication. Fresh out of college and hungry to experience the world—and maybe, one day, write about it—Ann Hood joined their ranks. After a grueling job search, Hood survived TWA’s rigorous Breech Training Academy and learned to evacuate seven kinds

Fly, Girl, Fly!

Fly, Girl, Fly!
  • Author : Nancy Roe Pimm
  • Publisher : Beaming Books
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • ISBN : 9781506466651
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"You must believe in yourself and allow your dreams to soar." --Shaesta Waiz Shaesta Waiz, a refugee from Afghanistan, dreamed of doing great things. But first she had to leave a refugee camp with her family to make a new life in America, overcome gender stereotypes, be the first in her family to go to college, and overcome her fear of flying. After becoming a pilot, Shaesta made the flight of a lifetime by crossing five continents, making thirty stops

Women Aviators

Women Aviators
  • Author : Karen Bush Gibson
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • ISBN : 9781613745403
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Profiles the lives and careers of twenty-six women who were pioneers in the field of aviation.

Flygirl

Flygirl
  • Author : Sherri L. Smith
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-01-22
  • ISBN : 9781440699283
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Read Sherri L. Smith's posts on the Penguin Blog Ida Mae Jones dreams of flight. Her daddy was a pilot and being black didn’t stop him from fulfilling his dreams. But her daddy’s 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 Women’s Airforce Service Pilots—and Ida suddenly sees a way to fly as well as

Flyy Girl

Flyy Girl
  • Author : Omar Tyree
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2001-08-01
  • ISBN : 9780743219747
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From a fresh new voice with talent to burn comes this brash bitter sweet novel about Tracy Ellison, a young girl with knockout looks, slanted hazel eyes, tall hair, and attitude, as she comes of age during the hip-hop era. Motivated by the material life, Tracy, her friends, and the young men who will do anything to get next to them are plunged into a world of violence, gratuitous sex, and heartbreak. Slowly, Tracy begins to examine her life, her