You Can't Do That, Amelia!

You Can't Do That, Amelia!

By Kimberly Wagner Klier; Kathleen Kemly (Illustrator)

Calkins Creek Books, Hardcover, 9781590784679, 20pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2008

Description
Despite the naysayers, Amelia Earhart was able to soar through the skies and accomplish many of her dreams. Young Amelia dreams of building her own roller coaster, learning to fly her own airplane, and even exploring the skies as one of the world's first female pilots. But girls in the early twentieth century don't do such things. When Amelia tells her family and friends of her plans, they only shake their heads and say, "You can't do that, Amelia " But Amelia is not easily discouraged and eventually earns a place in American history as one of the world's first female pilots and one of the century's most acclaimed adventurers. Well researched and supplemented with biographical information, research notes, and additional sources, You Can't Do That, Amelia will leave young readers inspired to follow their dreams.