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Born to Fly
Exact title of book
Born to Fly
Book author
Steve Sheinkin
Roaring Brook Press
Sep 24, 2019
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2592 kB

Some brief overview of book

From New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Award recipient Steve Sheinkin, Born to Fly The First Women's Air Race Across America is the gripping true story of the fearless women pilots who aimed for the skiesand beyond. Featuring illustrations by Bijou Karman. 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.

From Steve Sheinkin, the master of nonfiction for young readers who expertly unraveled the infamous story of whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and the impeachment of Richard Nixon, comes the untold story of fearless women who dared to fly. This title has common core connections. A 2020 ALSC Notable Children's Book Also by Steve Sheinkin Bomb The Race to Buildand Stealthe World's Most Dangerous Weapon The Notorious Benedict Arnold A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery Most Dangerous Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War The Port Chicago 50 Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights Undefeated Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Which Way to the Wild West?

Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward Expansion King George What Was His Problem? Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American Revolution Two Miserable Presidents Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil War

About book author

Sheinkin is the acclaimed author of fast-paced, cinematic nonfiction histories for young readers, including The Port Chicago 50 Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights, The Notorious Benedict Arnold A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery, and Bomb The Race to Build-and Steal-the World's Most Dangerous Weapon. His accolades include a Newbery Honor, three Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, a Sibert Medal, and three National Book Award finalist honors. He lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, with his wife and two children.

Bijou Karman is an artist and illustrator from Los Angeles. She graduated with Distinction from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Bijou is inspired by nostalgia and a love of print and bright colors.

She spends most of her time working on illustrations for editorials, books, and advertising, but also works in gouache to create paintings centered around fashion. She has illustrated How to Dress by Alexandra Fullerton, What Would Boudicca Do? by E. Foley and B.

Coates, and the covers of the Penguin Classics editions of books by John Steinbeck and Iris Murdoch.

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