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Smith, Sherri L.

Summary: "During World War II, black Americans were fighting for their country and for freedom in Europe, yet they had to endure a totally segregated military in the United States, where they weren't considered smart enough to become military pilots. After acquiring government funding for aviation training, civil rights activists were able to kickstart the first African American military flight program...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 940.54 SMI

Baker, Brynn.

Summary: "Discusses the heroic actions and experiences of the Tuskegee Airmen and the impact they made during times of war or conflict"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 BAK

Alexander, Carol

Summary: Meet Bessie Coleman. She was the first African-American woman to earn her international pilots license. And she did so against great odds. No one in America was willing to teach a black woman to fly. Still, Bessie never gave up on her dream of becoming a world-famous aviator.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB COLEMAN ALE

Holway, John.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yucca Tree Press 1997

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Summary: A biography of Elizabeth Coleman, who battled segregation, poverty, and gender discrimination in order to become the first licensed African-American female pilot.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orchard Books 2002

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 COL

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Coleman

Greenly, Larry W.

Summary: Presents the life of the African American pilot who flew missions for France during World War I, experienced racial discrimination in the United States, was beaten in the Peekskill Riots of 1949, and became a member of the French Legion of Honor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NewSouth Books 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 BUL

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 Bullard 2013

Johnson, Angela

Summary: A boy's love of flight takes him on a journey from the dusty dirt roads of Alabama to the war-torn skies of Europe. Introduces young readers to the contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC Johns

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: Award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford’s innovative history in verse celebrates the story of the Tuskegee Airmen: pioneering African-American pilots who triumphed in the skies and past the color barrier.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC WEA

Summary: Recounts the story of how some of the best pilots, mechanics and servicement in the United States military during World War II had to fight a battle against discrimination at home in order to be able to fight the war abroad.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: AMS Production Group 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FLY

Summary: The story of an experiment -- "to see if Blacks had the intellectual and physical ability to fly an aircraft in combat." These pilots, trained in the "deep South," became the Tuskegee Airmen, flying combat aircraft during World War II for their country. They had to battle on 2 fronts: the Axis powers in Europe and North Africa, and the racism at home.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2004

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV TUS

Borden, Louise.

Summary: Discusses the life of the determined African American woman who went all the way to France in order to earn her pilot's license in 1921.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2001

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 COL

Summary: The story of the 'Fighting 99th' - the first squadron of black American pilots to be allowed to fight for their country. It is 1943 and the U.S. is suffering huge losses on the ground and in the air. Four newly recruited pilots are united by a desire to serve their country, at a time when black flyers were not welcomed in the Air Force. Now, the "Tuskegee Airmen" must undertake the riskiest...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA TUS

Pearson, P. O'Connell (Patricia O'Connell)

Summary: In the tradition of Hidden Figures, debut author Patricia Pearson offers a beautifully written account of the remarkable but often forgotten group of female fighter pilots who answered their country's call in its time of need during World War II.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 PEA

Homan, Lynn M.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pelican Pub. 2001

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Hansen, Neil Graham

Summary: In 1964, I embarked on a journey that was to be my life's adventure. I hired on as a pilot for Air America and its clandestine operations in Southeast Asia. Flying for the CIA's secret airline was a dream come true. Air America's operations were unknown. Its schedules were irregular. Its pilots were shadow people. It was the world of spooks, covert air ops and adventure. I had already been a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: History Publishing Company 2018

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HANSEN, NEIL GRAHAM HAN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Hansen 2018