FLY HIGH! THE STORY OF BESSIE
New York : M. K. McElderry,
IL 3-6, RL 5.1
she hears about French women pilots during World War I, Bessie Coleman
decides she wants to be a pilot too. Unable to find a flying school in
America that will accept an African American woman, she saves her money
and learns French. With the help of publisher Robert Abbot, she leaves
for France in 1920 to attend flying school. When she finally obtains an
international pilot's license, she also becomes the first African American
pilot. (Jean Bellavance
Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2003)
Coleman, Bessie, 1896-1926.
African Americans -- Biography.
Women -- Biography.
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