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Flygirl

Sherri L. Smith - Author

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ISBN 9780142417256 | 304 pages | 16 Sep 2010 | Speak | 5.51 x 8.26in | 12 - AND UP years
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All Ida Mae Jones wants to do is fly. Her daddy was a pilot, and years after his death she feels closest to him when she's in the air. But as a young black woman in 1940s Louisiana, she knows the sky is off limits to her, until America enters World War II, and the Army forms the WASP - Women Airforce Service Pilots. Ida has a chance to fulfill her dream if she's willing to use her light skin to pass as a white girl. She wants to fly more than anything, but Ida soon learns that denying one's self and family is a heavy burden, and ultimately it's not what you do but who you are that's most important.

"A dynamic, heartfelt novel." - The Washington Post

"A thrilling, but little-known story that begs to be told. The book is at once informative and entertaining." - School Library Journal


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