Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

by Marilyn Rosenthal, Daniel Freeman
     
 

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A biography of the aviator and women's rights advocate Amelia Earhart, the first woman pilot to fly an airplane alone across the United States, and the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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A biography of the aviator and women's rights advocate Amelia Earhart, the first woman pilot to fly an airplane alone across the United States, and the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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Children's Literature - Children's Literature
With women pilots and astronauts as models, today's young readers may not be able to relate to the limitations that women faced in the early part of the 19th century. Amelia was one who helped break the confining barriers. She accomplished more than becoming a pilot--she counseled women at Purdue, founded the ninety nines (an organization of women pilots), and like Eleanor Roosevelt, she championed women's rights. This biography is written in simple declarative sentences and is not particularly inspiring, but the pictures do add considerable interest. To their credit the authors have included a world map showing the route of Amelia's final ill-fated flight. Additional backmatter consists of a list of facts and important dates, words to know, and a short bibliography. Addresses for places that can supply more information, Internet sites, and an index round out the book. It is a good introductory biography and contains all of the requisite components to introduce kids to a reference book. 1997, Bridgestone/Capstone, Ages 7 to 10, $14.60. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736884211
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Series:
Photo-Illustrated Biographies Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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