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Flygirl [electronic resource]. Sherri L Smith.

Smith, Sherri L. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781440699283 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2009.

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Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 3
680 Lexile.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Speak, 2009. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 844 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device. (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Young Adult Fiction.
African American Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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