Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

Written by Andrew Prentice & illustrated by Mike Smith
Book #2 in the First Names Series
8 - 12
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Aug 13, 2019
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See how Amelia Earhart went from a little Kansas tomboy to a high-flying feminist icon Before Amelia Earhart (1897-1939) became a world-famous pilot, she was a little tomboy from Kansas with a taste for adventure. When she visited an airfield and took a short plane ride, she knew she had to be a pilot. She signed up for flying lessons and cropped her hair short so that the other pilots would take her seriously. She became the first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. With each flight she took and each record she broke, Amelia became more and more of a celebrity. Her final flight was intended to be a trip around the whole world, but her plane disappeared after takeoff–and her disappearance is still a mystery today. Inspirational, highly illustrated, and full of adventure, Amelia Earhart tells the story of the feminist icon who changed the world of aviation. It includes a timeline, glossary, and index.

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    August 13, 2019
    Abrams Books for Young Readers
    Page Count
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years

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