Women Who Fly

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In the early days of flight, it was thought that flying was too dangerous to risk losing women who were wives and mothers. Against the odds, women sought out pilots who would give them flying lessons. Many, like Harriet Quimby, Matilde Moisant, Amelia Earhart, Emily Warner, Sally Ride, and Eileen Collins (the first female space shuttle commander), proved that women have the skills, courage, and determination to fly.

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Overview

In the early days of flight, it was thought that flying was too dangerous to risk losing women who were wives and mothers. Against the odds, women sought out pilots who would give them flying lessons. Many, like Harriet Quimby, Matilde Moisant, Amelia Earhart, Emily Warner, Sally Ride, and Eileen Collins (the first female space shuttle commander), proved that women have the skills, courage, and determination to fly.

Tells the stories of pioneering women who defied convention and made contributions to the field of aviation by becoming pilots and astronauts.

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Colonel Eileen M. Collins, the first woman space shuttle pilot and the first woman to serve as shuttle commander writes an inspiring introduction to this book. Unfortunately, the rest of the books is an accurate but fairly dry account of women's role in aviation history. Young readers who are already fascinated by the world of aviators and dream of flying will probably enjoy this book. A few black and white illustrations break up the text but they are technically weak drawings. The authors have not included an index and this book could have used one. 2004, Pelican, Ages 12 up.
—Sally J. K. Davies
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-This book reveals that women have been involved in the quest for human flight from the earliest days, and that their impact on the history and development of aviation is significant. Individuals range from pioneers like Harriet Quimby and Marjorie Stinson to those involved in flight to space like Sally Ride and Judith Resnick. The information provided is fairly limited, with little commentary on the women's lives outside of the world of flying, and would not be sufficient for reports. However, the topic is fascinating, as are the individuals themselves. Unfortunately, the only time line is embedded in the narrative, and it is rather inconsistent, leading to some confusion. The few black-and-white drawings add little, and there is no index. Henry M. Holden's American Women of Flight (Enslow, 2003) is a stronger title.-Laura Reed, Kitchener Public Library, Ontario, Canada Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589801608
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2004
  • Pages: 104
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Authors Lynn M. Homan and Thomas Reilly bring extensive experience in historical research, writing, and creative design to their work. They have written thirteen books together, including Black Knights: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen and The Tuskegee Airmen Story, both available from Pelican Publishing. Their work has been featured in such publications as the North Carolina Historical Review and in exhibits in several museums.

Authors Lynn M. Homan and Thomas Reilly bring extensive experience in historical research, writing, and creative design to their work. They have written thirteen books together, including Black Knights: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen and The Tuskegee Airmen Story, both available from Pelican Publishing. Their work has been featured in such publications as the North Carolina Historical Review and in exhibits in several museums.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Preface 9
1. Pioneers 15
2. Early Birds 29
3. Crossing Oceans 41
4. World War II 57
5. Great Strides 67
6. GI Jane 81
7. Beyond the Boundaries 93
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