View other formats and editions
- ISBN: 9781440699283 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2009.
|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
HL 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).
Search for related items by subject
|Subject:||Young Adult Fiction.
African American Fiction.