My Mama Is Flying That Plane
Celebrating the little-known history of African-American aviation pioneers, this inspirational book, set in the early 1930s, shares the story of Janet and her older sister Bess (named after the first Black female pilot Bessie Coleman and her contemporary Janet Watford).
The girls learn the meaning of courage and determination when their Mama loses her job but seizes the opportunity to chase her dreams of becoming a pilot.
At a time where it was almost unheard of for Black women to fly, she wins a scholarship to an aviation school in Los Angeles and moves her family across country.
Mama and the girls go through some tough times trying to make ends meet in their new home. But all their sacrifice is worth it when Mama finally gets to fly a plane in a first-of-its-kind Air Circus, giving Janet a huge surprise that makes her 9th birthday simply unforgettable.
This is a great addition to your kids book collection if you want:
• Books for Black girls
• Picture books for kids
• Children’s books ages 6-8
• African American Historical fiction for girls
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