Bessie Coleman

Overview

Text and photographs present the life of Bessie Coleman and how she became the first African American women to earn a pilot's license.

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Hardcover
$19.18
BN.com price
(Save 10%)$21.32 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $7.57   
  • New (4) from $12.36   
  • Used (2) from $7.57   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

Text and photographs present the life of Bessie Coleman and how she became the first African American women to earn a pilot's license.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Norah Piehl
This brief, easy-to-read biography of Bessie Coleman, the first African-American woman to earn a pilot's license, focuses on Coleman as an aviation pioneer and inspiration to other pilots. From her childhood in a one-room log cabin to her death in a plane crash in 1926, the text provides a straightforward chronological approach to Coleman's life. Each two-page spread consists of a black-and-white photograph on one page (only a few of which are of Coleman herself; the rest are related archival photos) and three to four sentences of text on the facing page. Section titles include "Young Bessie," "Learning to Fly," and "Stunt Flier." A timeline appears at the bottom of each page, and is gradually filled out as the details of Coleman's short life emerge. A glossary, index, and brief bibliography (including both print and online sources) round out this biography. Part of the "First Biographies" series.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Through simple sentences and black-and-white photographs, readers are given snapshots into the lives of three notable African-American women. Coleman was the first woman of her race to earn a pilot's license, Jemison was the first African-American astronaut, and Rudolph was the first American woman to win three gold medals at the Olympics. Short chapters, with a time line at the bottom of the page, give basic biographical information and show how these women continue to be an inspiration for all. On each spread, a photograph faces a paragraph of large-print text. The concise information is perfect for the intended age group.-Tracy Bell, Eastway Elementary School, Durham, NC Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736842297
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2005
  • Series: First Biographies Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 1,429,453
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Braun is a strange and handsome man who has written dozens of books for kids and teens, sometimes while wearing a hat. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and sons and gecko. Learn more at www.heyericbraun.com

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)