Flying Solo: How Ruth Elder Soared Into America's Heart (Hardcover)
How Ruth Elder Soared Into America's Heart
Roaring Brook Press, 9781596435094, 32pp.
Publication Date: July 23, 2013
In 1927, airplanes were a thrilling but dangerous novelty. Most people, men and women, believed that a woman belonged in the kitchen and not in a cockpit. One woman, Ruth Elder, set out to prove them wrong by flying across the Atlantic Ocean. Ruth didn't make it, crashing spectacularly, but she flew right into the spotlight and America's heart. This is the story of a remarkable woman who chased her dreams with grit and determination, and whose appetite for adventure helped pave the way for future generations of female flyers.
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Praise For Flying Solo: How Ruth Elder Soared Into America's Heart…
"A lively biography of a pioneer in women’s aviation." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Pair this offering with Marissa Moss’s Sky High: The True Story of Maggie Gee (Tricycle, 2009) for a soaring look at women’s history." -- School Library Journal