Bessie Coleman dreamed of being a pilot -- but American flight schools weren't about to let a black woman into their courses! Undeterred, Bessie taught herself French and went to France in 1920 to get her pilot's license. After earning her international pilot's license, Bessie returned to the US and dazzled audiences with her stunt flying. And even after her tragic death in 1923, she continued to inspire generations of aviators, as Bessie Coleman Aero Clubs sprung up across the country.
This volume of the Graphic Library: Graphic Biographies series was winner of the 2008 Teachers' Choice Award for Children's Books.
For more on this trailblazer, visit A Mighty Girl's Bessie Coleman Collection.
"[The] graphic format makes it perfect for students who are reluctant readers... [and] the full-color graphics make an enormous impact on the story.... At the end of the book, the author includes more facts about Bessie Coleman, a glossary, a list of internet sites, additional books for more information, and a bibliography." -- Children's Literature, Kathie M. Josephs
|Recommended Age||8 - 12|
|Publication Date||Jan 1, 2007|
|Series Name||Graphic Library|