Just nine years after American women finally got the right to vote, a group of trailblazers soared to new heights in the 1929 Air Derby, the first women's air race across the U.S. In this illustrated history, readers 9 to 12 can follow the incredible lives of legend Amelia Earhart, who has captivated generations; Marvel Crosson, who built a plane before she even learned how to fly; Louise Thaden, who shattered altitude records; and Elinor Smith, who at age 17 made headlines when she flew under the Brooklyn Bridge. These awe-inspiring stories culminate in a suspenseful, nail-biting race across the country that brings to life the glory and grit of the early days of flying.
Born To Fly: The First Women's Air Race Across America
Author: Steve Sheinkin. Bijou Karman, illus.