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Fly Girls

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A New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice * A Time Best Book for Summer

Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. While male pilots were lauded as heroes, the few women who dared to fly were more often ridiculed—until a cadre of women pilots banded together to break through the entrenched prejudice.
Fly Girls weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high school dropout from Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorcée; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at her blue blood family's expectations; and Louise Thaden, the young mother of two who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to fly and race airplanes—and in 1936, one of them would triumph, beating the men in the toughest air race of them all.


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Publisher: HMH Books

Kindle Book

  • Release date: August 7, 2018

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781328876720
  • File size: 39942 KB
  • Release date: August 7, 2018

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781328876720
  • File size: 41554 KB
  • Release date: August 7, 2018

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

subjects

History Nonfiction

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:6.4
Lexile® Measure:910
Interest Level:6-12(MG+)
Text Difficulty:4-5

A New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice * A Time Best Book for Summer

Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. While male pilots were lauded as heroes, the few women who dared to fly were more often ridiculed—until a cadre of women pilots banded together to break through the entrenched prejudice.
Fly Girls weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high school dropout from Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorcée; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at her blue blood family's expectations; and Louise Thaden, the young mother of two who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to fly and race airplanes—and in 1936, one of them would triumph, beating the men in the toughest air race of them all.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    HMH Books

    Kindle Book
    Release date: August 7, 2018

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781328876720
    File size: 39942 KB
    Release date: August 7, 2018

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781328876720
    File size: 41554 KB
    Release date: August 7, 2018

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 6.4
    Lexile® Measure: 910
    Interest Level: 6-12(MG+)
    Text Difficulty: 4-5
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