Fly Girls

Fly Girls
Author: Keith O'Brien
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-08-07
ISBN 10: 1328876721
ISBN 13: 9781328876720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fly Girls Book Review:

A New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice * A Time Best Book for Summer Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. While male pilots were lauded as heroes, the few women who dared to fly were more often ridiculed—until a cadre of women pilots banded together to break through the entrenched prejudice. Fly Girls weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high school dropout from Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorcée; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at her blue blood family’s expectations; and Louise Thaden, the young mother of two who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to fly and race airplanes—and in 1936, one of them would triumph, beating the men in the toughest air race of them all.

Fly Girls

Fly Girls
Author: Keith O'Brien
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-08-07
ISBN 10: 1328876721
ISBN 13: 9781328876720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fly Girls Book Review:

A New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice * A Time Best Book for Summer Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. While male pilots were lauded as heroes, the few women who dared to fly were more often ridiculed—until a cadre of women pilots banded together to break through the entrenched prejudice. Fly Girls weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high school dropout from Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorcée; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at her blue blood family’s expectations; and Louise Thaden, the young mother of two who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to fly and race airplanes—and in 1936, one of them would triumph, beating the men in the toughest air race of them all.

Fly Girls

Fly Girls
Author: P. O’Connell Pearson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 1534404120
ISBN 13: 9781534404120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fly Girls Book Review:

“A truly inspiring read.” —Booklist (starred review) “A solid account of women’s contributions as aviators during World War II.” —Kirkus Reviews In the tradition of Hidden Figures, debut author Patricia Pearson offers a beautifully written account of the remarkable but often forgotten group of female fighter pilots who answered their country’s call in its time of need during World War II. At the height of World War II, the US Army Airforce faced a desperate need for skilled pilots—but only men were allowed in military airplanes, even if the expert pilots who were training them to fly were women. Through grit and pure determination, 1,100 of these female pilots—who had to prove their worth time and time again—were finally allowed to ferry planes from factories to bases, to tow targets for live ammunition artillery training, to test repaired planes and new equipment, and more. Though the Women Airforce Service Pilots lived on military bases, trained as military pilots, wore uniforms, marched in review, and sometimes died violently in the line of duty, they were civilian employees and received less pay than men doing the same jobs and no military benefits, not even for burials. Their story is one of patriotism, the power of positive attitudes, the love of flying, and the willingness to serve others with no concern for personal gain.

Fly Girls

Fly Girls
Author: Keith O'Brien
Publsiher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 1328618420
ISBN 13: 9781328618429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fly Girls Book Review:

From NPR correspondent Keith O' Brien comes this thrilling Young Readers' edition of the untold story about pioneering women, including Amelia Earhart, who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s--and won. In the years between World War I and World War II, airplane racing was one of the most popular sports in America. Thousands of fans flocked to multiday events, and the pilots who competed in these races were hailed as heroes. Well, the male pilots were hailed. Women who flew planes were often ridiculed by the press, and initially they weren't invited to race. Yet a group of women were determined to take to the sky--no matter what. With guts and grit, they overcame incredible odds both on the ground and in the air to pursue their dreams of flying and racing planes. Fly Girls follows the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a highâe'school dropout from North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama housewife; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, a daughter of Wall Street wealth who longed to live a life of her own; and Louise Thaden, who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to race against the men--and in 1936 one of them would triumph in the toughest raceof all. Complete with photographs and a glossary, Fly Girls celebrates a little-known slice of history wherein tenacious, trail-blazing women braved all obstacles to achieve greatness.

The Flight Girls

The Flight Girls
Author: Noelle Salazar
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN 10: 1488035067
ISBN 13: 9781488035067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Flight Girls Book Review:

A stunning story about the Women Airforce Service Pilots whose courage during World War II turned ordinary women into extraordinary heroes 1941. Audrey Coltrane has always wanted to fly. It’s why she implored her father to teach her at the little airfield back home in Texas. It’s why she signed up to train military pilots in Hawaii when the war in Europe began. And it’s why she insists she is not interested in any dream-derailing romantic involvements, even with the disarming Lieutenant James Hart, who fast becomes a friend as treasured as the women she flies with. Then one fateful day, she gets caught in the air over Pearl Harbor just as the bombs begin to fall, and suddenly, nowhere feels safe. To make everything she’s lost count for something, Audrey joins the Women Airforce Service Pilots program. The bonds she forms with her fellow pilots reignite a spark of hope in the face war, and—when James goes missing in action—give Audrey the strength to cross the front lines and fight not only for her country, but for the love she holds so dear. Shining a light on a little-known piece of history, The Flight Girls is a sweeping portrayal of women’s fearlessness, love, and the power of friendship to make us soar.

Cool Women

Cool Women
Author: Amy Inouye,Girl Press
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2001-07
ISBN 10: 9781931497039
ISBN 13: 1931497036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cool Women Book Review:

Stories, pictures and adventures form history's most dashing lady pilots.

The Fly Girls

The Fly Girls
Author: Bernard Glemser
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 314
Release: 1972
ISBN 10: 9780552667999
ISBN 13: 0552667994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Flight Girls

The Flight Girls
Author: Noelle Salazar
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN 10: 1488035067
ISBN 13: 9781488035067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Flight Girls Book Review:

A stunning story about the Women Airforce Service Pilots whose courage during World War II turned ordinary women into extraordinary heroes 1941. Audrey Coltrane has always wanted to fly. It’s why she implored her father to teach her at the little airfield back home in Texas. It’s why she signed up to train military pilots in Hawaii when the war in Europe began. And it’s why she insists she is not interested in any dream-derailing romantic involvements, even with the disarming Lieutenant James Hart, who fast becomes a friend as treasured as the women she flies with. Then one fateful day, she gets caught in the air over Pearl Harbor just as the bombs begin to fall, and suddenly, nowhere feels safe. To make everything she’s lost count for something, Audrey joins the Women Airforce Service Pilots program. The bonds she forms with her fellow pilots reignite a spark of hope in the face war, and—when James goes missing in action—give Audrey the strength to cross the front lines and fight not only for her country, but for the love she holds so dear. Shining a light on a little-known piece of history, The Flight Girls is a sweeping portrayal of women’s fearlessness, love, and the power of friendship to make us soar.

Fly, Girl, Fly!

Fly, Girl, Fly!
Author: Nancy Roe Pimm
Publsiher: Beaming Books
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN 10: 1506466656
ISBN 13: 9781506466651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fly, Girl, Fly! Book Review:

"You must believe in yourself and allow your dreams to soar." --Shaesta Waiz Shaesta Waiz, a refugee from Afghanistan, dreamed of doing great things. But first she had to leave a refugee camp with her family to make a new life in America, overcome gender stereotypes, be the first in her family to go to college, and overcome her fear of flying. After becoming a pilot, Shaesta made the flight of a lifetime by crossing five continents, making thirty stops in twenty-two countries across nearly 25,000 nautical miles. At the age of thirty, Shaesta was the youngest woman and the first from Afghanistan to circumnavigate the globe by herself in a single-engine aircraft. Fly, Girl, Fly! is the first authorized picture book biography of Shaesta Waiz. Backmatter includes more information about Shaesta's mission to empower girls to pursue STEM careers, details about her historic trip around the world, information about her nonprofit organization Dreams Soar, and a personal note from Shaesta Waiz encouraging girls to pursue their dreams.

Femininity in Flight

Femininity in Flight
Author: Kathleen Barry
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-02-28
ISBN 10: 9780822339465
ISBN 13: 0822339463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Femininity in Flight Book Review:

'Femininity in Flight' considers flight attendants as cultural icons, looking at how attendants redeployed the 'glamourization' used to sell air travel to campaign for professional respect, higher wages, and women's rights.

Shoo-fly Girl

Shoo-fly Girl
Author: Lois Lenski
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1963
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015002645409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shoo-fly Girl Book Review:

Describes the life of an Amish family in Pennsylvania.

Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl! (Fly Guy #8)

Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl! (Fly Guy #8)
Author: Tedd Arnold
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN 10: 0545667941
ISBN 13: 9780545667944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl! (Fly Guy #8) Book Review:

In the 8th book of the bestselling Fly Guy series, Fly Guy falls in love!Fly Guy has met his match, and her name is Fly Girl. Fly Guy can do fancy flying. Fly Girl can do fancier flying. Fly Guy can eat gross stuff. Fly Girl can eat grosser stuff. Fly Guy can say his boy's name--Buzzzzzz! And Fly Girl can say her girl's name--Lizzzzzzz! Fly Guy is totally impressed, and totally smitten. Will Fly Guy and Fly Girl get married and leave Buzz without his dear pet?

Flyy Girl

Flyy Girl
Author: Omar Tyree
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2001-08-01
ISBN 10: 0743219740
ISBN 13: 9780743219747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flyy Girl Book Review:

From a fresh new voice with talent to burn comes this brash bitter sweet novel about Tracy Ellison, a young girl with knockout looks, slanted hazel eyes, tall hair, and attitude, as she comes of age during the hip-hop era. Motivated by the material life, Tracy, her friends, and the young men who will do anything to get next to them are plunged into a world of violence, gratuitous sex, and heartbreak. Slowly, Tracy begins to examine her life, her goals, and her sexuality—as she evolves from a Flyy Girl into a woman. A captivating tale, written with fluid narrative and contemporary dialect, Flyy Girl captures the complete feel and sounds of the streets and is destined to become an urban classic.

A Fly Girl's Guide To University

A Fly Girl's Guide To University
Author: Odelia Younge
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2019-01-29
ISBN 10: 9781912565146
ISBN 13: 1912565145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Fly Girl's Guide To University Book Review:

Girls Fly!

Girls Fly!
Author: N.A
Publsiher: Pelican Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 9781455604982
ISBN 13: 1455604984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girls Fly! Book Review:

When Charlene's brothers tell her that she cannot be a pilot because she is a girl, she gives them a lesson in the rich history of women in flight.

Fly, Boys and Girls Fly!

Fly, Boys and Girls Fly!
Author: Lisa Rondeno
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2012-08-06
ISBN 10: 9781477252604
ISBN 13: 1477252606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fly, Boys and Girls Fly! Book Review:

One day in 2004, Lisa Rondeno felt compelled to pen an inspirational poem for her students. She wrote Fly, Boys and Girls Fly!. Since then, she has started the first day of school sharing this poem with her students hoping it would inspire them to do their best and dream about their future. Lisa thought it was time to publish the poem in a book format with eye catching images in hopes of reaching and inspiring many, many children outside the four walls of her classroom. She wants to remind them that they are in control of their destiny and if they just believe-no matter what-they can achieve their dreams.

Girls Don't Fly

Girls Don't Fly
Author: Kristen Chandler
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-10-13
ISBN 10: 1101547928
ISBN 13: 9781101547922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girls Don't Fly Book Review:

Myra is used to keeping her feet firmly on the ground. She's got four younger brothers, overworked parents, and a pregnant older sister, and if Myra wasn't there to take care of everyone, they'd probably fall apart. But when her boyfriend unceremoniously dumps her, Myra feels like she's lost her footing. Suddenly she's doing things she never would've a few months earlier: quitting her job, applying for a scholarship to study birds in the Galapogos, and falling for a guy who's encouraging her to leap from her old life . . . and fly. Set in the Salt Lake City area, Girls Don't Fly is full of intelligence, humor, and is a refreshing change of pace for teen readers.

A Fly Girl: Travel Tales of an Exotic British Airways Cabin Crew

A Fly Girl: Travel Tales of an Exotic British Airways Cabin Crew
Author: Amanda Epe
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2014-11-20
ISBN 10: 9781849145589
ISBN 13: 184914558X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Fly Girl: Travel Tales of an Exotic British Airways Cabin Crew Book Review:

A Fly Girl gives insight to the highs and lows in the world of a former BA cabin crew, in an intriguing travel writing memoir. In the global landscape the memoirist meticulously documents personal adventures, social structures and political history throughout her daring and exciting expeditions. Conveying tales from the America's, Arabia, Asia to Africa the narrative is fuelled with race, gender and sexuality as the author walks through hip hop history to terrain vibrations and eruptions. The author exposes her relation to addictions, alcohol, air rage and the life of the jet set, highlighting history of British Airways at forty. Amanda tells poignant stories that portray the complications of humanity; others are alarming, amusing and vivid and manifest the nature of humankind, the kith and kin of a global family. In addition to powerful story telling infused with lyrical prose the book is also spiritual and reveals a healing mindset as the autobiographer deals with the battle of self esteem, national identity, and the idea of beauty for women in an image conscious world. Is Amanda transformed by travel? Memoir Mind, Body & Spirit - Travel"

The Girl Who Learns to Fly

The Girl Who Learns to Fly
Author: Carline Pierre
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2011-10-01
ISBN 10: 1463439229
ISBN 13: 9781463439224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Who Learns to Fly Book Review:

Fly Girl

Fly Girl
Author: Bill Hellman,Sali Gear
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2018-03
ISBN 10: 9781548622886
ISBN 13: 1548622885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fly Girl Book Review:

Rawley West grew up in Montana. Her Blackfoot mother taught her to ride horses and shoot. Rawley's father, a fighter pilot for the US Navy, instilled in his daughter early on his own love of flying. By the time Rawley reaches adulthood, she knows she wants to follow in her father's footsteps, and after finishing college, she begins her career in the Navy. Then, when she hears of a job opening flying for the CIA in Afghanistan, Rawley leaps at her chance to stay in the air. As a contractor with the CIA, Rawley must stay silent about her new duties, but she isn't worried. Her family understands the need for government secrecy. As for romance, Rawley isn't interested. Her college boyfriend disappeared without even a goodbye. Having lost faith and trust in men, she won't let anyone get close. But when Rawley reports for training, she finds that the instructors are not strangers-she knew them all as a child. Then her new boss arrives, and to her shock, he's her father. Before long, Rawley is unearthing more secrets than she knew her father could keep-and finally discovers what really happened to her former boyfriend.