Queen Bess: Daredevil Aviator

Queen Bess: Daredevil Aviator

by Doris L. Rich

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Here is the brief but intense life of Bessie Coleman, America's first African American woman aviator. Born in 1892 in Atlanta, Texas, she became known as “Queen Bess,” a barnstormer and flying-circus performer who defied the strictures of race, sex, and society in pursuit of a dream.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781588345127
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,004,456
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Doris L. Rich has had a varied career as a reporter, writer, photographer, and teacher that has taken her all over the world, from Michigan to Guam, Korea, Shanghai, Bangladesh, and Africa. She is also the author of Amelia Earhart: A Biography (Smithsonian, 1996).

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