Bessie Coleman: Daring to Fly
High in the sky, Bessie Coleman could soar like a bird. She was free--at least until she landed. As a black woman in the 1920s, she wasn't allowed to learn how to fly. Forced to travel to France to learn, she became the first African Aermcian woman to earn her pilot's license. Whether she was wing-walking, giving a speech, parachuting, or flying, Coleman inspired people with her bravery and resolve.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
African American woman air show airfield alive amazed barbershop Bessie checked Bessie climbed Bessie Coleman Bessie gave Bessie’s black children black pilot black woman brother John California chances Chicago crowd daring dive Dreaming of Flight earn a pilot’s expensive fans flew flight school Florida flying an airplane flying lessons France French glided going to fly ground hard Harriet Tubman hospital important inside inspired INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK Jenny keep knew learned live Long Island looked lost control loved Mama motor newspaper Oklahoma one-room open her flight paid parachute Picking cotton pilot to teach pilot’s license plane crash propeller pulled races Ready to Fly rear cockpit refused Robert rolled sack September skill Soaring high Sometimes Soon spent almost three stared started stunts Suddenly Takeoff talked teacher Texas thing thousand three months thrilled told took Watch Waxahachie wings women wrong