ISBN 9780399247095 | 256 pages | 22 Jan 2009 | Putnam Juvenile | 9.25 x 6.25in | 12 - AND UP years
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Ida Mae Jones dreams of fl ight. Her daddy was a pilot and being black didn't stop him from fulfilling his dreams. But her daddy's gone now, and being a woman, and being black, are two strikes against her."A dynamic, heartfelt novel." - The Washington Post
When America enters the war with Germany and Japan, the Army creates the WASP, the Women's Airforce Service Pilots - and Ida suddenly sees a way to fl y as well as do something signifi cant to help her brother stationed in the Pacific. But even the WASP won't accept her as a black woman, forcing Ida Mae to make a difficult choice of "passing," of pretending to be white to be accepted into the program. Hiding one's racial heritage, denying one's family, denying one's self is a heavy burden. And while Ida Mae chases her dream, she must also decide who it is she really wants to be.
"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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