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Fly High! : The Story of Bessie Coleman
by Louise Borden and Teresa Flavin and Mary Kay Kroeger

Overview - When Bessie Coleman was a child, she wanted to be in school -- not in the cotton fields of Texas, helping her family earn money. She wanted to be somebody significant in the world. So Bessie did everything she could to learn under the most challenging of circumstances.  Read more...

 
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Overview
When Bessie Coleman was a child, she wanted to be in school -- not in the cotton fields of Texas, helping her family earn money. She wanted to be somebody significant in the world. So Bessie did everything she could to learn under the most challenging of circumstances. At the end of every day in the fields she checked the foreman's numbers -- made sure his math was correct. And this was just the beginning of a life of hard work and dedication that really paid off: Bessie became the first African-American to earn a pilot's license. She was "somebody."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780689864629
  • ISBN-10: 0689864620
  • Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
  • Publish Date: January 2004
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-12


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States/20th Century

 
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