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Bessie Coleman: Daring Stunt Pilot

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 1926, 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.

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"[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

Product Details

Recommended Age 7 - 10
Author Trina Robbins
Illustrator Ken Steacy
ISBN 073687903X
Publication Date Jan 1, 2007
Publisher Capstone Press
Series Name Graphic Library
Language English