Lillian M. Fisher Brave Bessie: Flying Free

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Brave Bessie: Flying Free

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Presents the story of Bessie Coleman, an American, who in 1920 traveled to France to become the first Black woman to earn a pilot's license

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Gr. 4^-7. This biography traces the life of Bessie Coleman, the first black aviatrix in America. Growing up poor in rural Texas, Bessie longed to rise above the cotton fields and to fly an airplane. She worked hard in her pursuit of her goals, eventually learning French and moving to France. No American flying school would accept her as a student because, in her words, "I was Indian, I was Negro, I was female. And I wanted to fly." She received her license two years before Amelia Earhart and became a popular feature at air shows back in the U.S., until her death in a 1926 plane crash. Illustrated with photos from the period, this biography offers an intriguing look at the period and the woman. Carolyn Phelan

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Written for elementary grade levels but holding the ability to reach into middle school with its unusual subject is this biography of Bessie Coleman, the first black aviatrix who earned her pilot's license two years before Amelia Earhart. This provides the basics of her life and achievement, following her stunts, air shows, and startling exploits in a time when few women flew. -- Midwest Book Review

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