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.