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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 Bullard 2013

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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Rusch, Elizabeth

Summary: "Una historia real sobre un científico contemporáneo que salvó la capa de ozono y el planeta, evitando un desastre en el medioambiente. Mario Molina es un científico mexicoamericano y un héroe de nuestros días que ayudó a resolver la crisis de la capa de ozono de la década de 1980. Se crió en la Ciudad de México y desde niño sintió curiosidad por los mundos ocultos que estudiaba a través de un...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Foreign Language, Call number: J SPANISH 921 MOL

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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Mills, Deborah

Summary: Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Foreign Language, Call number: J SPANISH 325 MIL

Keith, Phil

Summary: The incredible life story of Eugene Bullard, the first African American military pilot in WWI, who went on to become a self-taught jazz musician, a Paris nightclub impresario, a spy in the French Resistance and an American civil rights pioneer. Eugene Bullard lived one of the most fascinating lives of the twentieth century. The son of a former slave and an indigenous Creek woman, Bullard fled...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hanover Square Press 2019

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Summary: Although mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella meets her prince with the help of her fairy godmother.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ladybird Books 2012

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: SPANISH J468 TAY

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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Johnson, Caroline

Summary: Caroline Johnson was a F-18 Weapons Systems Officer (WSO) in the U.S. Navy. During her deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bush, she flew missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. She was the first woman to fly in combat in Iraq since 2011 and was the first woman to drop bombs on ISIS. Later she became a senior leadership instructor at the United States Naval Academy. Caroline is now a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Allen, John

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of the famed chemist, from her education at the Sorbonne in Paris to her work in radioactivity and her scientific accolades.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ReferencePoint Press 2016

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

Makos, Adam.

Summary: Relates the true story of two World War II airmen, one American and one German, who put aside the conflict and helped each other to safety in the wake of a damaged aircraft and describes their meeting again forty-seven years later.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Caliber 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.54 MAK

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.544 MAK

Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 SHE

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 Shetterly 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SHE

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

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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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 EAR

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

Bissonette, Aimée M.

Summary: "This book retells the story of the 1964 air race between Americans Geraldine Mock and Joan Merriam Smith, the first two women to fly around the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 BIS

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

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 940.54 Wein 2019

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

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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

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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

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

Rodríguez, Patty

Summary: "Inspired by one of the oldest traditional games of chance, this book will introduce your little one to their first English and Spanish words"--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Libros 2014

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Morganelli, Adrianna

Summary: Describes the life and accomplishments of the French explorer who made many voyages to North America, founded a colony in present-day Canada, and became known as the "Father of New France."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. Co. 2006

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

Brown, Monica

Summary: As a boy, Gabito had the ability to imagine many things. He lived in a small house with a large family. He would grow up to become a writer known as Gabriel García Márquez.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Luna Rising 2007

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