Born to Fly: The First Women's Air Race Across America

Born to Fly: The First Women's Air Race Across America

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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.
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ISBN: 9781626721302

Published Date: September 24, 2019

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Language: English

Page Count: 276

Size: 9.25" l x 6.21" w x 0.90" h

Age Classification: 12+