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by Sherri L. Smith

    Publication Date: Sep 16, 2010
    List Price: $9.99
    Format: Paperback, 304 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    Target Age Group: Young Adult
    ISBN13: 9780142417256
    Imprint: Penguin Books
    Publisher: Penguin Random House
    Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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    Praise For Flygirl
    The Washington Post Best Kids’ Books of the Year
    ALA Best Books for Young Adults
    California Book Awards Young Adult Gold Medal Winner
    Texas Tayshas High School Reading List
    Children’s Indie Next List
    Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books
    Capital Choices Noteworthy Books for Children
    Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices

    All Ida Mae Jones wants to do is fly. Her daddy was a pilot, and years after his death she feels closest to him when she’s in the air. But as a young black woman in 1940s Louisiana, she knows the sky is off limits to her, until America enters World War II, and the Army forms the WASP-Women Airforce Service Pilots. Ida has a chance to fulfill her dream if she’s willing to use her light skin to pass as a white girl. She wants to fly more than anything, but Ida soon learns that denying one’s self and family is a heavy burden, and ultimately it’s not what you do but who you are that’s most important.

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