Who Was Amelia Earhart? by Kate Boehm JeromeWho Was Amelia Earhart? by Kate Boehm Jerome

Who Was Amelia Earhart?

byKate Boehm Jerome, Nancy Who HqIllustratorDavid Cain

Paperback | November 11, 2002

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Amelia Earhart was a woman of many "firsts." In 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1935, she also became the first woman to fly across the Pacific. From her early years to her mysterious 1937 disappearance while attempting a flight around the world, readers will find Amelia Earhart's life a fascinating story.
Kate Jerome is an award-winning children's book author and a lifelong advocate of science literacy. She has recently completed a Fellowship at Stanford University and, in addition to writing new children's books, she is now developing innovative programming in virtual reality.
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Title:Who Was Amelia Earhart?Format:PaperbackPublished:November 11, 2002Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0448428563

ISBN - 13:9780448428567

Appropriate for ages: 5 - 9

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Classroom Resource! I have this book and a number of others from this series on the shelf in my classroom. Never have I seen middle school students read so many biographies and ask for more! This particular book introduces readers to the life of Amelia Earhart. She is portrayed as a brave woman who is a great role model to young women of today. Great read, would recommend to readers of all ages.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Children's Biography Reason for Reading: Read aloud to ds as part of our history curriculum. This is a basic biography of Amelia Earhart focusing on her accomplishments though it does tell her life story from her childhood onwards. The brief opening chapter explains how Amelia's name is nowadays associated with her disappearance and death, but that this book is not about her end but about her life. It gives a good look at Earhart's progress to becoming a pilot and her motivation to setting records, as well as exploring her impact on women of the time. An interesting aspect that I enjoyed was that within each chapter there is a time-out page which will give a brief explanation of a topic that has come up in the text, such as World's Fairs, the Wright brothers, Lindbergh, the depression, etc. One must just stop reading the story and take time-out to read them but they do add another dimension to the book that I enjoyed, especially seeing as the story was not particularly gripping. It does its job well, is a pleasant enough read but there is no connection for the reader with Amelia and no attempt made to make one. The illustrations, which are profuse with one on every single page, are not highly attractive, faces are usually at such a distance that a few lines will suffice for facial details and they are filled with cross-hatching and lines to fill in spaces. My son listened contentedly to the story, asked questions and was interested. But after seeing the first few illustrations had no desire to sit beside me and look at the pictures. There may be better books on the topic but if this is the one you read it will be enjoyable.
Date published: 2011-01-21