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Born to fly : the first women's air race across America / Steve Sheinkin ; illustrations by Bijou Karman.

Sheinkin, Steve, (author.). Karman, Bijou, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Homer Public Library J 797.5 SHE 000154564 Children's Library -- Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781626721302
  • ISBN: 1626721300
  • Physical Description: 276 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-258) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Born to fly -- Racing to the sky -- Golden age -- Dreams and nightmares -- Racing across the Atlantic -- Pushing limits -- Racing for records -- The Women's Air Derby -- Why we fly -- Starting line -- San Bernardino -- Troubles begin -- Marvel -- Critics attack -- Across Texas -- Back to Wichita -- The grind -- Finish line -- Racing the Atlantic, the sequel -- Epilogue : the race goes on.
Summary, etc.:
"National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin tells the story of the 1929 Women's Air Derby, the first official all-female air race in the U.S."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
10-14.
Subject: Powder Puff Derby > Juvenile literature.
Women air pilots > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
Airplane racing > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
Powder Puff Derby.
Women air pilots > History.
Air pilots > History.
Airplane racing > History.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Transportation / Aviation.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women.
Powder Puff Derby.
Airplane racing.
Women air pilots.
Powder Puff Derby.
Genre: History.
Juvenile works.
Informational works.