Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story of Brave Bessie Coleman

Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story of Brave Bessie Coleman

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Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story of Brave Bessie Coleman by Reeve Lindbergh, Pamela Paparone

As a young woman in the 1920s, Bessie Coleman's chances of becoming a pilot were slim. But she never let her dream die and became the first licensed African-American aviator. In "Nobody Owns the Sky", Reeve Lindbergh honors Coleman's memory with a poem that sings of her accomplishment. Full color. 32 pp. Ages 6-9. Pub: 1/98.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781564025333
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 11/04/1996
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.78(w) x 10.58(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of aviator Charles Lindbergh and poet Anne Morrow Lindbergh, first learned about Bessie Coleman in 1986, the 60th anniversary of her father's famous flight. "Bessie was an incredibly brave person who was hardly noticed, while my parents got so much publicity it was difficult for them to live their normal lives. I saw a crazy imbalance and wanted to try to set things right." Reeve Lindbergh lives in Vermont.

Pamela Paparone observes that NOBODY OWNS THE SKY is "about making dreams come true. My own dream has always been to be a children's book illustrator. In fact, I was ten years old when I created my first children's book. I dedicated it to Johnny Cash." Pamela Paparone lives in Pennsylvania.

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