Flygirl

September 16, 2010|
Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
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For fans of Unbroken and Ruta Sepetys.

All Ida Mae Jones wants to do is fly. Her daddy was a pilot, and years after his death she feels closest to him when she''s in the air. But as a young black woman in 1940s Louisiana, she knows the sky is off limits to her, until America enters World War II, and the Army forms the WASP-Women Airforce Service Pilots. Ida has a chance to fulfill her dream if she''s willing to use her light skin to pass as a white girl. She wants to fly more than anything, but Ida soon learns that denying one''s self and family is a heavy burden, and ultimately it''s not what you do but who you are that''s most important.

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Sherri L. Smith was born in Chicago, Illinois and spent most of her childhood reading books. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she has worked in movies, animation, comic books and construction. Sherri’s first book, Lucy the Giant, was an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults in 2003. The Dutch translat...
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Title:Flygirl
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:304 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.8 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.8 in
Published:September 16, 2010
Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780142417256

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