You Can't Do That, Amelia! (Hardcover)

By Kimberly Wagner Klier, Kathleen Kemly (Illustrator)

Calkins Creek Books, 9781590784679, 20pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2008



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.

About the Author

Kimberly Wagner Klier is an author and educator who enjoys sharing her love of history. Her books are used in national reading programs. Ms. Klier attended Vincennes University and Indiana University, where she received degrees in English literature and education. She lives in Washington, Indiana.

Kathleen Kemly wanted to illustrate children's book ever since she was in third grade. She illustrated "AFishing Surprise "by Rae McDonald and is currently working on a book about Golden Delicious apples. She lives in Seattle, Washington."