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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.

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Mara, Wil.

Summary: Introduces to readers the life and legacy of the first female air pilot who disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 while on a flight around the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2014

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Gilpin, Caroline Crosson

Summary: A biography of Amelia Earhart for young readers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Society 2013

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 EAR

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 940.54 SMI

Sanderson, Brandon

Summary: "All her life, Spensa has dreamed of becoming a pilot. Of proving she's a hero like her father. She made it to the sky, but the truths she learned about her father were crushing. The rumors of his cowardice are true - he deserted his flight during battle against the Krell. Worse, though, he turned against his team and attacked them. Spensa is sure there's more to the story. And she's sure that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC SAN

Hamilton, John

Summary: This title introduces readers to the job of test pilot. A short history of the profession is included, as are test pilots such as the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Chuck Yeager, Neil Armstrong, and their contributions to aviation and aircraft advancement. Education and training needed to become a test pilot is covered, such as programs at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, United...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A & D Xtreme, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 629.130 HAM

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Coleman

Wein, Elizabeth

Summary: Documents the contributions of Soviet airwomen during World War II, examining the formation, obstacles, missions, and legacy of Russia's female combat pilot regiments.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT 940.54 Wein 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 920 WEI

Wels, Susan.

Summary: Profiles the life of Amelia Earhart, including her historic career as a pilot and the latest information on her disappearance while flying over the Pacific in 1937.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Running Press 2009

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Summary: In the 1930s, most girls were happy playing with dolls. But Betty Skelton liked playing with airplanes. When Betty was young there weren₂t many women flying airplanes or racing cars, but she wouldn₂t let that stop her. She was always ready to take on a challenge. Betty rode motorcycles, raced cars, jumped out of planes, and flew jets, helicopters, gliders, and blimps. And by the time she was an...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Jameson, W. C.

Summary: This "is a biography of the life--and disappearance--of Amelia Earhart, the pioneering aviator who was the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic in 1928. But did Amelia's plane really crash and sink in 1937, or was her fate entirely different"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Taylor Trade Publishing 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 EARHART, AMELIA JAM

O'Brien, Keith

Summary: "From NPR correspondent Keith O' Brien comes this thrilling Young Readers' edition of the untold story about pioneering women, including Amelia Earhart, who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s--and won"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

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Bennis, Robyn

Summary: "All's fair in love and war," according to airship captain Josette Dupre, until her hometown of Durum becomes occupied by the enemy and her mother a prisoner of war. Then it becomes, "Nothing's fair except bombing those Vins to high hell." Before she can rescue her town, however, Josette must maneuver her way through the nest of overstuffed vipers that make up Garnia's military and royal...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: TOR 2018

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC BEN

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

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Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de

Summary: The value of friendship, heroism as a goal, and responsibility as an engine of moral behavior, has found its ultimate manifestation in the world who discovers The Little Prince, the desired planet which all men have been exiled from, and that only would return just in stories.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Salamandra 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 468.4 SAI

Burleigh, Robert.

Summary: An account of Amelia Earhart's dangerous 1932 flight across the Atlantic Ocean from Newfoundland to Ireland, in which she survived bad weather and a malfunctioning airplane. Includes a brief biography of the aviator.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J629.1309 BUR

Bailer, Darice.

Summary: Instead of doing what other dogs do, Charlie Brown's dog imagines himself chasing the German World War I pilot, the Red Baron.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spotlight 2011

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE BAI

McCarthy, Meghan.

Summary: A picture book introduction to the life of the mid-twentieth-century aviation and auto racing pioneer describes her fascination with vehicles during childhood and the daring achievements that earned her the title, "First Lady of Firsts."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2013

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J629.13 MCC

Pflueger, Lynda.

Summary: A biography of Amelia Earhart who, four years after becoming the first woman passenger to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, became the first woman pilot to do so, as well.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 2003

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Ear

Summary: A downed pilot encounters a tiny prince from a mysterious, faraway place. The first-ever animated feature film adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's beloved timeless classic tale of innocence and discovery.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY LIT

Breen, Steve

Summary: "Young Violet's only friend is her dog, Orville, until one of her homemade flying machines takes her to the rescue of a Boy Scout troop in trouble."--Title page verso.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BRE

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Breen 2008

Fleming, Candace

Summary: "A riveting biography of one of America's most celebrated heroes, and most complicated, troubled men, Charles Lindbergh"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 LIN

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA B LINDBERG FLE

Sanchez Vegara, Ma Isabel (Mar©Ưa Isabel)

Summary: An introduction to the life and achievements of the famed American pilot describes her childhood ambitions to fly and the daring trip around the world during which she disappeared.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Frances Lincoln Children's Books 2016

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

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