Talkin' 'Bout Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman

Hardcover | November 1, 2002

byNikki GrimesIllustratorEarl B Lewis, Earl B. Lewis

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Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman lived during an era when Jim Crow laws and segregation were a way of life, but she 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.

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Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman lived during an era when Jim Crow laws and segregation were a way of life, but she 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 obstacl...

NIKKI GRIMES's acclaimed body of work for children includes Talkin' About Bessie, a 2003 Coretta Scott King Author Award honor book. She is also the recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Ms. Grimes lives in Corona, California.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 12.27 × 9.33 × 0.4 inPublished:November 1, 2002Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0439352436

ISBN - 13:9780439352437

Appropriate for ages: 4

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