LOST STAR : THE STORY OF AMELIA
New York : Scholastic, 1988.
IL 3-6, RL 5.9
you ever heard of Amelia Earhart? She was a famous pilot. Back
before there was regular airline service, very few people flew airplanes.
There were few airports for them to land either. Most just found
an open field and set down the plane. The planes were very small
and only held a couple of people. Amelia Earhart fell in love with
flying. She also loved setting records. Her first record was
for flying across the Atlantic Ocean. She was the first woman to
fly over the Atlantic. She didn't actually fly the plane. She
was too inexperienced for that. She had a pilot who did the flying.
But she was the first woman to cross the Atlantic in an airplane.
She eventually did become a good pilot and set many more records.
Her life was mired in mystery though. To find out all about it, read
Lost Star : The Story of Amelia Earhart.
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937.
Air pilots -- United States
Women -- Biography.
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