Nomination: Flying Solo: How Ruth Elder Soared into America’s Heart

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Cummins, Julie. Flying Solo: How Ruth Elder Soared into America’s Heart. Illus. by Laugesen, Malene. 2013. 32 p. $17.99. (978-1596435094). Gr. K-2 (kdm)
Ruth Elder was pioneering female aviator. As the popularity of aviation took off in America, Ruth used her personality, style, and marketing skills to compete in an area that did not readily welcome women. Her contributions to our flying history are still apparent today.

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