Women Aviators by Karen Bush Gibson
26 Stories of Pioneer Flights, Daring Missions, and Record-Setting Journeys (Women of Action)

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Overall, a sensible if staid survey; its strength is in its breadth.
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Detailing the role of women in aviation, from the very first days of flight to the present, this rich exploration of the subject profiles 26 women pilots who sought out and met challenges both in the sky and on the ground. Divided into six chronologically arranged sections, this book composes a minihistory of aviation. Learn about pioneers such as Katherine Wright, called by many the "Third Wright Brother," and Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of France, the first woman awarded a license to fly. Read about barnstormers like Bessie Coleman and racers like Louise Thaden, who bested Amelia Earhart to win the 1929 Women’s Air Derby. Additional short biography sidebars for other key figures and lists of supplemental resources for delving deeper into the history of the subject are also included.

 

About Karen Bush Gibson

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Karen Bush Gibson is the author of three dozen books for young readers, including Native American History for Kids.
 
Published July 1, 2013 by Chicago Review Press. 244 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books. Non-fiction
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on May 01 2013

Overall, a sensible if staid survey; its strength is in its breadth.

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