Fearless Flyer (Hardcover)
Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine
Calkins Creek Books, 9781620916506, 40pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2016
A National Science Teachers Association, Best STEM Book On November 19, 1916, at 8:25 a.m., Ruth Law took off on a flight that aviation experts thought was doomed. She set off to fly nonstop from Chicago to New York City. Sitting at the controls of her small bi-plane, exposed to the elements, Law battled fierce winds and numbing cold. When her engine ran out of fuel, she glided for two miles and landed at Hornell, New York. Even though she fell short of her goal, she had broken the existing cross-country distance record. And with her plane refueled, she got back in the air and headed for New York City where crowds waited to greet her. In this well-researched, action-packed picture book, Heather Lang and Raul Colon recreate a thrilling moment in aviation history. Includes an afterword with archival photographs.
About the Author
Heather Lang is the author of The Original Cowgirl: The Wild Adventures of Lucille Mulhall and Queen of the Track: Alice Coachman, Olympic High-Jump Champion, selected for the Amelia Bloomer Book List. She lives in Lexington, Massachusetts. Visit heatherlangbooks.com. Raul Colon is the illustrator of over thirty books, including the New York Times bestselling Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt. He is the recipient of two Pura Belpre Awards from the American Library Association. He lives in New City, New York.