Item description for Women of the Wind: Early Women Aviators (Women Adventurers) by Wanda Langley...
Overview Biographical profiles of nine women pilots from the early years of flight, including: Harriet Quimby, the first American woman to receive a pilot's license; Bessie Coleman, the first African-American woman pilot; Anne Morrow Lindbergh, wife of Charles Lindbergh and record-setting pilot in her own right; and legendary adventurer Amelia Earhart.Provides short biographies of nine female aviators, from the first American woman to receive a pilot's license--Harriet Quimby--to the legendary Amelia Earhart and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
From The Book Jacket Most people know the story of Wilbur and Orville Wright's dramatic first flights on the beaches of the North Carolina coast in 1903. Between those historic rides and Chuck Yeager's famous breaking of the sound barrier in 1947, aviation skyrocketed in popularity. Early planes were rickety, open-cockpit contraptions, and daredevils flocked to them in droves. Many of those groundbreaking pilots lost their lives to the sky, even as they inspired others to take to the air. Not a few of these brave aviators were women. Women of the Wind: Early Women Aviators traces the exciting and often tragic stories of some of these enterprising spirits. From Harriet Quimby, the first American woman to receive a pilot's license (in 1911), to Bessie Coleman, the first black woman in flight, to the legendary Amelia Earhart, to the tragic story of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, who, with her husband, set flight records around the world despite the horrible kidnapping and murder of her baby son, these nine stories showcase the courage and determination women needed to make their way in a man's world. Each found her freedom and her happiness in the sky.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1 lbs.
Binding Library Binding
Release Date Jan 30, 2006
Publisher Morgan Reynolds Publishing
ISBN 1931798818 ISBN13 9781931798815
Availability 0 units.
More About Wanda Langley
Langley grew up hearing stories about the WASP women pilots. She is a former schoolteacher, and has been writing nonfiction for young people for the past eight years. She holds an MA from the University of Georgia.