Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman
by Nikki Grimes, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis
Publication Date: Nov 01, 2002
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
Age: 4 - 8
Imprint: Scholastic Inc
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Parent Company: Scholastic Inc.
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Soar along with Bessie Coleman in this inspirational tale of a woman whose determination reached new heights.
Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was always being told what she could & couldn’t do. In an era when Jim Crow laws and segregation were a way of life, it was not easy to survive. Bessie didn’t let that stop her. Although she was only 11 when the Wright brothers took their historic flight, she vowed to become the first African -American female pilot. Her sturdy faith and determination helped her overcome obstacles of poverty, racism, and gender discrimination. Innovatively told through a series of monologues.
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