Talkin' about Bessie : the story of aviator Elizabeth Coleman / by Nikki Grimes ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Orchard Books, 2002Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 32 cmISBN: 0531300692; 9780531300695; 0531330699 (lib. bdg.); 9780531330692 (lib. bdg.); 0439352436; 9780439352437Subject(s): Coleman, Bessie, 1896-1926 -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature | African American women air pilots -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature | Air pilots -- United States -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Picture books for children -- Juvenile literature.DDC classification: 629.13/092 | B LOC classification: TL540.C546 | G75 2002TK540.C546 | G75 2002Awards: Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 2003. | Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 2003.Summary: A biography of the woman who became the first licensed Afro-American pilot.
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Includes bibliographical references.
A biography of the woman who became the first licensed Afro-American pilot.
Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 2003.
Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 2003.
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School Library Journal ReviewBorn in poverty, Bessie Coleman overcame many obstacles to become a pilot, and only her untimely death kept her from opening the first flight school for African Americans. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsNikki Grimes was born and raised in New York City. She began writing poetry at age six and is well-known for writing award-winning books primarily for children and young adults. Bronx Masquerade and Talkin' About Bessie both won Coretta Scott King Awards, and her poetry collections featuring Danitra Brown are very popular. Grimes received the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children in 2006.
She has written articles for magazines including Essence and Today's Christian Woman, as well as hosted radio programs in New York and Sweden. She has lectured and read her poetry at schools in Russia, China, Sweden, and Tanzania. Grimes is also a prolific artist, creating works of fiber art, beaded jewelry, peyote beading, handmade cards, and photography.
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