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Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman

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Soar along with Bessie Coleman in this inspirational tale of a woman whose determination reached new heights.

Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was always being told what she could & couldn't do. In an era when Jim Crow laws and segregation were a way of life, it was not easy to survive. Bessie didn't let that stop her. Although she was only 11 when the Wright brothers took their historic flight, she vowed to become the first African-American female pilot. Her sturdy faith and determination helped her overcome obstacles of poverty, racism, and gender discrimination. Innovatively told through a series of monologues.

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"This fresh contribution to the spate of relatively recent titles about Coleman has a decidedly unique tone. Talkin' is a well-conceived, well-executed, handsomely illustrated, fictionalized account of the life of the first black female licensed pilot in the world." -- School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 7 - 10
Author Nikki Grimes, E.B. Lewis
ISBN 0439352436
Publication Date Nov 1, 2002
Publisher Orchard
Award Winners Coretta Scott King Award
Language English