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Katherine Stinson: The Flying Schoolgirl

Winegarten, Debra L.

ISBN 10: 157168459X / ISBN 13: 9781571684592
Published by Waco, Texas, U.S.A.: Eakin Pr, 2000
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Like new copy inscribed by author on endpaper. DJ is like new with no tears. 115 pages. Full of black and white photos of this early woman air pilot. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12032833507

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Title: Katherine Stinson: The Flying Schoolgirl

Publisher: Waco, Texas, U.S.A.: Eakin Pr

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Profiles the woman pilot known as the "Flying Schoolgirl," and describes her landmark accomplishments in developing pre-flight inspections and inventing sky-writing despite discrimination against female pilots.

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Gr 4-7-A story of an impressive flight pioneer, illustrated with informative black-and-white archival photographs. Stinson was raised in Mississippi and became interested in flying in 1911 when she was 19 years old. In a career spanning only seven years, she became the first woman to fly solo at night, the first pilot to perform skywriting, broke her competitor Ruth Law's distance record, established a flying school, and tirelessly promoted aviation around the world. An enthusiastic flyer and entrepreneur, Stinson met not only the challenges faced by women during that time, but also the incredible danger of early aviation. In telling this woman's story, Winegarten has included some fictionalized dialogue, an "invented friend," and quotes by Stinson as well as excerpts of some of her writings. A book that will no doubt inspire young people.

Cyrisse Jaffee, formerly at Newton Public Schools, MA

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