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.
|Publisher:||Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About 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.
Illustrator Rosalie M. Shepherd is a landscape and portrait painter who works with oil, charcoal, and watercolor and has worked extensively as a graphic designer. This is her third book with Homan and Reilly. She also illustrated the late David Collins's last book, Clarence Thomas, Fighter with Words.