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Talkin' about Bessie : the story of aviator Elizabeth Coleman

by Grimes, Nikki.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 29 Libraries 33 of 37 copies
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Braddock Carnegie Library - Turtle Creek Picture Book P GRI
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Biography JUV 92 COLEMAN Elizabeth
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Bridgeville Public Library Public Library Children's Non-Fiction JUV 92 COL
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Biographies qj TL540.C646 G75 2002x
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CLP - West End Children's Biographies qj TL540.C646 G75 2002x
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Biography J B Col
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Children Non Fiction J 629.13 G86
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Biography J B C677
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport - White Oak Children Biograpghy J B C677
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Clairton Public Library Junior Biography JB C67
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Children Non Fiction J 92 COLEMAN
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Room j 92 COL
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Juv Biography J 92 COL
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction J 811 GRIMES
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 92C COLEMAN Gri
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North Versailles Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J B COLE
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Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B COLEMAN
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Oversize j q 92 COL
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Pine Center Branch Juvenile J BIO COLEMAN
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Juv 92 COLEMAN Elizabeth
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Plum Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 92 COL
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Biography J B COLEMAN 2002
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Biography j 92 COLEMAN
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South Park Library Juvenile j 92 COL
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Juvenile Biography J92 COLEMAN BIOGRAPHY
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Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge Juvenile Biography J92 COLEMAN
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Summary
Soar along with Bessie Coleman in this inspirational tale of a woman whose determination reached new heights.

Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was always being told what she could & couldn't do. In an era when Jim Crow laws and segregation were a way of life, it was not easy to survive. Bessie didn't let that stop her. Although she was only 11 when the Wright brothers took their historic flight, she vowed to become the first African -American female pilot. Her sturdy faith and determination helped her overcome obstacles of poverty, racism, and gender discrimination. Innovatively told through a series of monologues.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 2^-5. In a volume that looks like a picture book and reads like a series of closely related poems, Grimes offers a many-sided portrait of the first African American aviatrix, Bessie Coleman. Following a brief introduction to Coleman's life, the story, couched in a fictional framework, opens in the parlor of a house in Chicago, where friends and relatives gather to mourn Bessie's death. Each spread features one person speaking about Bessie. A full-page watercolor faces a page with a small picture of the speaker and a free-verse reminiscence. The speakers range from mother to sister to flight instructor to news reporter, but teller by teller, the story moves chronologically and builds emotionally to the last entry, where Bessie speaks of the joy of flying. On the last page, Grimes comments on Coleman's life. Lewis' paintings, subdued in tone and color, reflect the spirit of the verse through telling details and sensitive, impressionistic portrayals. The verse reads aloud beautifully, making it a good choice for readers' theater. The book will also work well for reading aloud as the artwork shows up to good advantage from a distance. Although there have been other books about Coleman, this is a fine, original portrayal. --Carolyn Phelan"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Historic flights take the spotlight in two fall titles. Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes, illus. by E.B. Lewis, recalls the life of the world's first licensed African-American female pilot through 20 eulogies, fictionalized perspectives based on actual people. "I remember that bone-chillin' January day in 1892/ when Bessie's first cry raised the roof/ off that dirt-floor cabin, back in Texas," Bessie's father, George Coleman, begins. Newspaper editor Robert Abbott tells of her enrollment in a French flight school ("No flight school/ in our color-minded nation/ would accept a woman, or a Negro"). Lewis's elegant inset portraits appear alongside the words of each speaker; full-bleed, full-page paintings illustrate dramatic moments in Coleman's life. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Coleman, Bessie, -- 1892-1926 -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
Coleman, Bessie, -- 1892-1926.
African American women air pilots -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
Air pilots -- United States -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
Air pilots.
African Americans -- Biography.
Women -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Orchard Books,2002
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Talking about Bessie
Contributors Lewis, Earl B.
Language English
Awards Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 2003
Coretta Scott King Honor Book, author, 2003
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780439352437
0439352436
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