Nomination: Women Aviators

Women AviatorsGibson, Karen Bush. Women Aviators: 26 Stories of Pioneer Flights, Daring Missions, and Record-Setting Journeys. 2013. 234p. Chicago Review Press, $19.95 (978-1-61374-540-3). Gr. 7-10. [kpr]

In 1910, Baroness Raymonde de Laroche became the first woman awarded a pilot license even though men had been flying since 1903.  Like Baroness, the female pilots profiled in this book became pioneers of flight despite society’s belief they weren’t smart or strong enough to fly.




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