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Flying Free

Children's Books / Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American / African American & Black

Date de parution: December 1st 2020

Flying Free

How Bessie Coleman's Dreams Took Flight

Based on Karyn Parson’s critically acclaimed Sweet Blackberry video series comes the story of Bessie Coleman, the first African American female to earn her pilot’s license.

Before Bessie Coleman blazed a high trail with her plane . . . Before she performed in death-defying flying shows that would earn her fame as “Queen Bess” . . . Before she traveled the country speaking out against discrimination, Bessie was a little girl with a big imagination that took her to the sky, through the clouds, and past the birds.

Knocking down barriers one by one, Bessie endured racism and grueling training to become the first black female pilot and an inspiration to Mae Jemison, Josephine Baker, and many more influential people of color for years to come.
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Regular Price $18.99

Regular Price $23.99 CAD

Page Count: 48

ISBN-13: 9780316457194

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“A nice biography of a trailblazer who broke a glass ceiling in aviation for women, and for people of color.” —School Library Journal
“[R. Gregory] Christie’s stylized illustrations bring life to Coleman’s trailblazing achievements.” —Publishers Weekly
"[A] worthy introduction." —Booklist
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