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Fleming, Candace.
New York : Schwartz & Wade, 2011
IL 5-8, RL 5.5
ISBN 0375841989

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

The story of Amelia Earhart is a fascinating one.  She was a true pioneer and became a celebrated aviator in the days when women didn't do such things.  The author tells of Earhart's life and her accomplishments.  Earhart promoted her celebrity and often flew without adequate preparation to play to the public.  George Putnam, Earhart's husband also worked hard to keep her in the public eye.  From Earhart's free spirited childhood to her last flight, Fleming tells a gripping story of a woman who loved to fly and became the idol of teens and adults alike.  And why her disappearance is still so much in our minds.

Booktalk #2

In Amelia Lost, the life of Amelia Earhart is woven into the story of the suspenseful search for her downed plane.  Little Amelia, who was always a leader, grew up to be an extremely intelligent loner in a dysfunctional family.  She craved the career opportunities that were routinely available to men but not to women. The early world of aviation offered not only those opportunities for Amelia, but also challenges, fame and excitement.  The book has lots of photos of Amelia, the people close to her, and the technology of her time.  Amelia fought for equal opportunities for women in all areas of life.  Unfortunately, she was impulsive and often ignored critical information as she attempted longer trips in unfamiliar aircraft.  Hers was one of the most recognizable faces of the day, and when her plane went down and nobody could find her, people all over the US were glued to their radios and short wave sets listening to find out what happened.  In Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming, you will get to know the real Amelia and the tension that people felt right after her disappearance.  (Pennsylvania Young Readerís Choice Awards Program Booktalks 2012-2013)

SUBJECTS:     Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937.
                        Air pilots.
                        Women -- Biography.

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