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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

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC BEN

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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Hood, Ann

Summary: Sent by Great-Uncle Thorne on a dangerous trip back in time, Felix, Maisie, and the Ziff twins are accidentally separated and land in early twentieth-century Kansas, where they meet a young Amelia Earhart.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC HOO

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

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

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV DAR

Warren, Susan May

Summary: A series of mistakes on the job has cost lives, and Pete Brooks isn't sure he wants to continue to work in search and rescue. Ever since Jess Tagg broke his heart, Pete thinks leaving Montana might be the best way to move forward. When Jess-- along with two other women-- are involved in a highway crash and then taken captive and dragged into the wilderness, Pete must trust his skills and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION WAR

Quinn, Kate

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: A fascinating historical novel about a battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot who join forces to track the Huntress, a Nazi war criminal gone to ground in America.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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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

Russo, Carolyn.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution 1997

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 629.1 Russo 1997

Gibson, Karen Bush.

Summary: Profiles the lives and careers of twenty-six women who were pioneers in the field of aviation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 629.13 Gibson 2013

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

McLain, Paula.

Summary: "Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature's delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MCL

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction McLain 2015

Jessen, Gene Nora

Summary: The inspiring, true story of the first female pilots taking their rightful place in the exciting world of aviation. In 1929, nineteen gutsy women blazed out of the darkness by setting out from California in propeller-driven planes, each competing to be the winner of the first female cross-country air race. The hazards were many, from disastrous weather to possible sabotage, but by facing the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 797.5 JES

Lovell, Mary S.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arena 1987

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MARKHAM, BERYL LOV

Moore, Shannon Baker

Summary: Discusses how in the 1940s, women broke free from traditional gender roles by piloting aircraft both on the homefront and in combat, making critical contributions to the Allied victory in World War II.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Essential Library, an imprint of Adbo Publishing 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 MOO

Markham, Beryl.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Welcome Enterprises 1994

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 629.13 MAR

O'Brien, Keith

Summary: "High adventure and high ideals merge when a corps of intrepid female aviators battle to take part in the hugely popular air shows of the 1920s and 1930s. Ultimately, one of our heroines would win a race that earned her the right to be called America's best pilot"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 OBR

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 OBR

Markham, Beryl.

Summary: Beryl Markham's classic, engrossing memoir-a triumph of the pioneer spirit and an adventure-charged chronicle of a life lived to the fullest Beryl Markham's life was a true epic, complete with shattered societal expectations, torrid love affairs, and desperate crash landings. A rebel from a young age, the British-born Markham was raised in Kenya's unforgiving farmlands. She learned to be a bush...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Open Road Media 2012

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