Bessie Coleman : first black woman pilot

by Plantz, Connie.

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne Biography J B COLEMAN
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne
Collection  Biography
Call Number  J B COLEMAN
Wilkinsburg Public Library Young Adult Nonfiction 92 COL YA
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Nonfiction
Call Number  92 COL YA
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.
Additional Information
Series African-American biographies.
Subjects Coleman, Bessie, -- 1892-1926 -- Juvenile literature.
Coleman, Bessie, -- 1892-1926.
Air pilots -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women air pilots -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Air pilots.
African Americans -- Biography.
Women -- Biography.
Publisher Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow Publishers,2001
Language English
Description 128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 124) and index.
ISBN 0766015459
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