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Queen Bess: Daredevil Aviator
     

Queen Bess: Daredevil Aviator

by Doris L. Rich, Mae Jemison (Afterword), DL 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.

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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.

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“A vivid portrait of a remarkable woman. . . . A timely and engaging introduction to a woman of stunning accomplishment and courage who deserves a place of high honor in the pantheon of early flying.”—Kirkus

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ISBN-13:
9781560986188
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Pages:
172
Sales rank:
690,917
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet 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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