Born to Fly : The First Women's Air Race Across America
by Steve Sheinkin and Bijou Karman


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Born to Fly is the gripping story of the fearless women pilots who aimed for the skies--and beyond.

Just nine years after American women finally got the right to vote, a group of trailblazers soared to new heights in the 1929 Air Derby, the first women's air race across the U.S. Follow the incredible lives of legend Amelia Earhart, who has captivated generations; Marvel Crosson, who built a plane before she even learned how to fly; Louise Thaden, who shattered jaw-dropping altitude records; and Elinor Smith, who at age seventeen made headlines when she flew under the Brooklyn Bridge.

These awe-inspiring stories culminate in a suspenseful, nail-biting race across the country that brings to life the glory and grit of the dangerous and thrilling early days of flying, expertly told by the master of nonfiction history for young readers, National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin.

Featuring illustrations by Bijou Karman.

This title has common core connections.

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Overview

Born to Fly is the gripping story of the fearless women pilots who aimed for the skies--and beyond.

Just nine years after American women finally got the right to vote, a group of trailblazers soared to new heights in the 1929 Air Derby, the first women's air race across the U.S. Follow the incredible lives of legend Amelia Earhart, who has captivated generations; Marvel Crosson, who built a plane before she even learned how to fly; Louise Thaden, who shattered jaw-dropping altitude records; and Elinor Smith, who at age seventeen made headlines when she flew under the Brooklyn Bridge.

These awe-inspiring stories culminate in a suspenseful, nail-biting race across the country that brings to life the glory and grit of the dangerous and thrilling early days of flying, expertly told by the master of nonfiction history for young readers, National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin.

Featuring illustrations by Bijou Karman.

This title has common core connections.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781626721302
  • ISBN-10: 1626721300
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • Publish Date: September 2019
  • Page Count: 288
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-14
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.28 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Transportation - Aviation
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States - 20th Century
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Women

 
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