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Talkin' 'Bout Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman

By Nikki Grimes   Illustrated by Earl B Lewis   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780439352437 Hardcover
48 Pages | 9.33" x 12.27" | Ages 4 to 8

Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman lived during an era when Jim Crow laws and segregation were a way of life, but she didn't let that stop her. Although she was only 11 when the Wright brothers took their historic flight, she vowed to become the first African-American female pilot. Her sturdy faith and determination helped her overcome obstacles of poverty, racism, and gender discrimination.