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Fly high! : the story of Bessie Coleman / by Louise Borden and Mary Kay Kroeger ; illustrated by Teresa Flavin.

By: Borden, Louise.
Contributor(s): Kroeger, Mary Kay | Flavin, Teresa [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry, c2001Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 0689824572; 9780689824579.Subject(s): Coleman, Bessie, 1896-1926 -- Juvenile literature | African American women air pilots -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Air pilots -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 629.13/092 | B Summary: Discusses the life of the determined African American woman who went all the way to France in order to earn her pilot's license in 1921.
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Discusses the life of the determined African American woman who went all the way to France in order to earn her pilot's license in 1921.

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K-Gr 4-The authors' flair for imparting history soars in this biography of the first African American to earn a pilot's license. From her difficult childhood spent picking cotton in Texas to her grand achievements in aviation, Coleman's personality shines through. The warm illustrations done in gouache on colored paper mix exciting images of the aviator flying her plane with quieter glimpses of her interacting with friends and family members. The straightforward sentence structure keeps the action moving and will capture reluctant readers. Coleman's affinity for children will captivate youngsters, who will freely mourn the early demise of the "trs chic! aviatrix" who often told others, "You can be somebody, too." A first-rate follow-up to Borden's Good-Bye, Charles Lindbergh (McElderry, 1998).-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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