Flygirl

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Publisher:
G.P. Putnam's Sons,
Pub. Date:
2009.
Language:
English
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Read Sherri L. Smith's posts on the Penguin BlogIda Mae Jones dreams of flight. Her daddy was a pilot and being black didn’t stop him from fulfilling his dreams. But her daddy’s gone now, and being a woman, and being black, are two strikes against her.

When America enters the war with Germany and Japan, the Army creates the WASP, the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots—and Ida suddenly sees a way to fly as well as do something significant to help her brother stationed in the Pacific. But even the WASP won’t accept her as a black woman, forcing Ida Mae to make a difficult choice of “passing,” of pretending to be white to be accepted into the program. Hiding one’s racial heritage, denying one’s family, denying one’s self is a heavy burden. And while Ida Mae chases her dream, she must also decide who it is she really wants to be.

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9780142417256
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subject_facet African Americans -- Fiction, Air pilots -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female -- Juvenile fiction
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