All About Amelia Earhart

All About Amelia Earhart


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Amelia Earhart was a pioneer pilot and was known as the best aviator of her time. She was a daring, skillful, and courageous woman who broke flight records of speed and distance. One of her greatest achievements was in 1932, when she became the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She succeeded in a time when people believed that piloting was only for men, but Amelia proved that female pilots were just as capable and courageous. In all of her pursuits, Amelia worked hard to promote the rights of girls and women. Earhart always encouraged women to take charge of their own lives, and never to be discouraged by the doubts of others.

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ISBN-13: 9781681570860
Publisher: Blue River Press
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Series: All About
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 485,215
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 2.80(d)
Lexile: 1090L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 13 Years

About the Author

Lew Freedman is the author of more than ninety books including dozens of biographies for adult and school aged readers. He also enjoyed a long career as a journalist and newspaper editor for the Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer and the Anchorage Daily News. The author currently resides in Cody, Wyoming.

Interior illustrator Kristen Cella obtained her BFA from Northern Illinois University. Kristen has been a full time illustrator since 2009, and currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.

In every All About portrait, Jennifer Mujezinovic aims to embrace her own style, connect with readers, and reveal a bit of the personality of each subject. Jenn lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Growing Up 1

2 Finding Wings 13

3 Life Choices 25

4 Historic Flight 37

5 Accomplishments 49

6 Fame 63

7 Record-Breaking Plans 73

8 Around-the-World 83

9 Lost Flight 93

Select Quotes from Amelia Earhart 103

Glossary 105

Amelia Earhart Timeline 108

World and Aviation Timeline 109

Bibliography 113

Index 114

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