Coming Out Right: The Story of Jackie Cochran, the First Woman Aviator to Break the Sound Barrier

Coming Out Right: The Story of Jackie Cochran, the First Woman Aviator to Break the Sound Barrier

by Elizabeth Simpson Smith, Elizabeth Smith
     
 

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School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-- Readers are introduced to Cochran first as a poor foster child for whom poverty, squalor, and some mistreatment had been the norm. Even at the age of six, she demonstrated the inner determination that would become the catalyst throughout her life. Writing in a crisp, journalistic style, Smith captures the personality of this female pioneer. Cochran's accomplishments, honors, and awards are presented in detail, but character traits that could at times be annoying are included as well. The book surpasses Marquita Fisher's Jacqueline Cochran: First Lady of Flight (Garrard, 1973). Aside from entries in collective biographies such as Ann Genett's Contributions of Women: Aviation (Dillon, 1975; o.p.) and Bennett Wayne's Four Women of Courage (Garrard, 1975), there is no information on Cochran at this level. Several of the black-and-white photos are small or dark. --Renee Steinberg, Fieldstone Middle School, Montvale, NJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802769886
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
03/28/1991
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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