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Sky Girls

Sky Girls

The True Story of the First Women's Cross-country Air Race

Book - 2018
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The year is 1929, and on the eve of America's Great Depression, nineteen gutsy and passionate pilots soared above the glass ceiling in the very first female cross-country air race. Armed with grit and determination, they crossed thousands of miles in propeller-driven airplanes to defy the naysayers who would say it cannot- and should not- be done. From the indomitable Pancho Barnes to the infamous Amelia Earhart, Sky Girls chronicles a defining and previously forgotten moment when some of the first women pilots took their rightful place in the open skies. For a country on the brink of defining change, they would become symbols of hope, daring, and the unstoppable American spirit. And for generations to come, their actions would pave the way for others to step into the brave unknown and learn to fly.
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois :, Sourcebooks,, [2018]
ISBN: 9781492664475
Branch Call Number: 797.52 J495s 2018
Characteristics: xxvi, 390 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm


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"Follow the pioneering women of American aviation in this fascinating account of the first ever Women’s Air Derby held in 1929 as they traveled halfway across the nation including a refueling stop in Tulsa. " - Melissa Grubb

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