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McCarthy, Meghan.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2013
IL K-3, RL 3.6

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Girls who want careers as pilots, race car drivers and stunt artists owe a debt of gratitude to Betty Skelton.  She never accepted no for an answer when many people said “Girls can’t do that.”  Because of her determination and love for adventure, Betty flew a plane when she was only 12 years old!  Born in 1906, Betty became a stunt pilot because there were no other careers for women pilots in the late 1940s.  She invented her own stunt by flying upside down and cutting a ribbon with the plane’s propeller.  When she became bored with flying she took up racing cars and jumping boats. In 1959 she became the first woman to train with NASA astronauts.  She passed all the training alongside the male astronauts. Although she never made it into space, she proved that women can do anything men can do.  Thanks, Betty!  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, 2015)

SUBJECTS:    Skelton, Betty.
                        Women air pilots.
                        Air pilots.
                        Automobile racing drivers.   
                        Women -- Biography.
                        Picture books for children.

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