Fly, Bessie, fly

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,
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1st ed.
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IL: LG - BL: 4 - AR Pts: 0.5
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Far away, far away, Up past the clouds. High away, fly away, And never come down. More than anything, Bessie Coleman wants to fly. As a small child working in a Waxahachie, Texas, cotton field, she likes to imagine she's a bird, getting ready to spread her wings and fly away. Then, when Bessie learns about the black fighter pilots of World War I, she gets the idea that maybe she really can fly. But no one in the United States will teach her how to fly a plane because she's black and a woman. So Bessie goes to France, where she becomes the first black woman in the world to earn a pilot's license -- and where she finally has the chance to soar with the birds. In lyrical prose, Lynn Joseph tells the inspirational true story of aviator Bessie Coleman. Yvonne Buchanan's buoyant watercolor paintings remind us that sometimes even seemingly unattainable dreams are within our reach.
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Grouping Title fly bessie fly
Grouping Author joseph lynn
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-05-30 04:36:45AM
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primary_isbn 9780689813399
publishDate 1998
record_details ils:a157697|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,|c1998.|1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 x 29 cm.
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subject_facet African American women air pilots -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Air pilots -- Juvenile literature, Coleman, Bessie, -- 1892-1926 -- Juvenile literature, Women -- Biography
title_display Fly, Bessie, fly
title_full Fly, Bessie, fly / by Lynn Joseph ; illustrated by Yvonne Buchanan
title_short Fly, Bessie, fly
topic_facet African American women air pilots, African Americans, Air pilots, Coleman, Bessie, Women