Flygirl

Paperback | September 16, 2010

bySherri L. Smith

not yet rated|write a review
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.

Read Sherri L. Smith's posts on the Penguin Blog

Pricing and Purchase Info

$9.84 online
$11.99 list price (save 17%)
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25
Prices may vary. why?
Please call ahead to confirm inventory.

From the Publisher

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...

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 translation, L...

other books by Sherri L. Smith

Follow Me Down: A Novel
Follow Me Down: A Novel

Hardcover|Mar 21 2017

$31.02 online$34.99list price(save 11%)
The Toymaker's Apprentice
The Toymaker's Apprentice

Paperback|Oct 4 2016

$11.96 online$11.99list price
Pasadena
Pasadena

Paperback|Sep 5 2017

$14.99

see all books by Sherri L. Smith
Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.38 × 0.73 inPublished:September 16, 2010Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142417254

ISBN - 13:9780142417256

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

Customer Reviews of Flygirl

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

-A dynamic, heartfelt novel.+ -The Washington Post

-A thrilling, but little-known story that begs to be told. The book is at once informative and entertaining.+ -School Library Journal