Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Johnson, Angela.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2007
IL K-3, RL 2.9
ISBN 068984879X
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This is the story of a boy who had a dream.  He dreamt of flying in the sky.  As a young boy, he would jump off the barn into the soft hay and pretend he was flying.  Not too many people flew back in those days.  But one time the boy was able to pay 75 cents for a ride in a plane.  What a thrill.  And when World War II broke out, he became a pilot in the Army.  But African Americans were not allowed to be pilots until a small group of them formed the Tuskegee.  These brave men formed one of the most successful group of pilots in the army.  They flew many missions and never once lost a plane they were protecting.  They were all wind flyers.
SUBJECTS:     United States. Air Force. Fighter Group, 332nd -- Fiction.
                        African Americans -- Fiction.
                        World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.

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