Bessie Coleman : first black woman pilot
by Plantz, Connie.
|Format:||Print Book 2001|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
From an early age, Bessie Coleman dreamed of flying, but racial bigotry and gender bias threatened to keep her grounded. Denied entrance to flight training school in the United States, Coleman went to Europe. She returned, triumphant, with a pilot's license and hopes of opening a flight school for African Americans. Raising funds as a stunt pilot, "Brave Bessie" thrilled her audiences with aerial tricks. Author Connie Plantz captures all the tension and excitement of Coleman's soaring achievements. Coleman's life ended in a tragic accident, but not before her dream of flight made aviation history.
-- Juvenile literature.
Coleman, Bessie, -- 1892-1926.
Air pilots -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women air pilots -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Biography.
Women -- Biography.
|Publisher|| Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow Publishers,2001
128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (page 124) and index.