Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Blair, Margaret Whitman.
Washington : National Geographic, 2006
IL 5-8, RL 6.8
ISBN 0792253906
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In the year 1929, airplane travel was still very new.  It took a very brave person to get in one and fly it.  There were very few safety precautions taken and it was not unusual for accidents to happen.  Also back in the year 1929, women were not expected to have anything to do with flying.  They certainly were not expected to be pilots.  But a brave group of women pilots entered a cross country race just for women.  Along the way, the women helped each other and they hoped that all of them would finish.  That would prove that women did have a place in air travel.  This is their story.
SUBJECTS:     Powder Puff Derby.
                        Air pilots.
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