Maccoll, Michaela. Promise the Night. 2011. 256p. Chronicle Books, $16.99. (978-0-8118-7625-4) Gr. 6-8.
This novel imagines Beryl Markham’s childhood on a horse ranch in colonial British East Africa where she was adopted by a local tribe, trained as a warrior, hunted lions, and refused to be a proper lady. Beryl later became one of the first women to hold a commercial pilot’s license and the first person to fly solo from England to North America. [ltp]