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Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman

Written by Nikki Grimes & illustrated by Earl B. Lewis
Published by Orchard Books
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Nov 1, 2002
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Soar along with Bessie Coleman in this inspirational tale of a woman whose determination reached new heights.

Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman was always being told what she could & couldn’t do. In an era when Jim Crow laws and segregation were a way of life, it was not easy to survive. Bessie didn’t let that stop her. Although she was only 11 when the Wright brothers took their historic flight, she vowed to become the first African -American female pilot. Her sturdy faith and determination helped her overcome obstacles of poverty, racism, and gender discrimination. Innovatively told through a series of monologues.

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Who Wrote Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman

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Nikki Grimes

Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include ALA Notable book, What is Goodbye?, the novels Jazmin’s Notebook, Dark Sons, and The Road to Paris (Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books). Creator of the popular Meet Danitra Brown, Ms. Grimes lives in Corona, California.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780439352437
Publication Date:
November 1, 2002
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0439352436

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