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Fly, Girl, Fly! Shaesta Waiz Soars around the World

"You must believe in yourself and allow your dreams to soar." Shaesta Waiz, a refugee from Afghanistan, dreamed of doing great things. But first she had to leave a refugee camp with her family to make a new life in America, overcome gender stereotypes, be the first in her family to go to college, and overcome her fear of flying.

After becoming a pilot, Shaesta made the flight of a lifetime by crossing five continents, making thirty stops in twenty-two countries across nearly 25,000 nautical miles. At the age of thirty, Shaesta was the youngest woman and the first from Afghanistan to circumnavigate the globe by herself in a single-engine aircraft. This inspiring picture book biography includes a personal note from Waiz and information about her nonprofit organization Dreams Soar.

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"Referring to her subject by her first name throughout, Pimm introduces Waiz as a baby and chronologically traces her growth into an adult who can make her own decisions. Bye’s colorful illustrations emphasize Waiz’s excitement, occasional fear, and determination.... An inspiring celebration of passion, dedication, and success." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 5 - 8
Author Nancy Roe Pimm
Illustrator Alexandra Bye
ISBN 1506464688
Publication Date Sep 22, 2020
Publisher Beaming Books
Language English