Feathers, Flaps & Flops
Fabulous Early FliersUnknown - 2001
"Wrong Way Corrigan" said he would fly to California but ended up in Ireland. Beryl Markham, the first woman in Africa to obtain a commercial pilot's license, accepted the challenge of a solo transatlantic flight on a dinner-party bet. Bessie Coleman, a black woman born into poverty and racism in Texas, became a top-notch stunt pilot and dreamed of opening a flight school for African-Americans. The history of human attempts to defy gravity is the history of dreamers possessed of imagination, dedication, and derring-do. By bringing together this collection of dynamic personalities and their trailblazing exploits, Bo Zaunders and Roxie Munro make us realize the collective physical and emotional toughness that made possible our present-day mastery of flight. Often humorous, always inspiring and thought-provoking, this is nonfiction at its best.
Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2001.
Branch Call Number: j 629.1309 ZAUNDERS
Characteristics: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Alternative Title: Feathers, flaps, and flops