You Can't Do That, Amelia!

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Boyds Mills Press, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
Despite the naysayers, Amelia Earhart was able to soar through the skies and accomplish many of her dreams. Young Amelia dreams of building her own roller coaster, learning to fly her own airplane, and even exploring the skies as one of the world's first female pilots. But girls in the early twentieth century don't do such things. When Amelia tells her family and friends of her plans, they only shake their heads and say, "You can't do that, Amelia!" But Amelia is not easily discouraged and eventually earns a place in American history as one of the world's first female pilots and one of the century's most acclaimed adventurers. Well researched and supplemented with biographical information, research notes, and additional sources, You Can't Do That, Amelia! will leave young readers inspired to follow their dreams.

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Summary: The story of Amelia Earhardt told in a way that young children, especially girls, can identify with. The author takes you back to when she s little and try different experiments with planes ... Read full review


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As a girl, despite her cousins' claims she couldn't, Amelia Earhart built a roller coaster using wood and roller-skate wheels so that she could feel like she was flying. When she was older, she ... Read full review

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Kimberly Wagner Klier is an author and educator who enjoys sharing her love of history. Her books are used in national reading programs. Ms. Klier attended Vincennes University and Indiana University, where she received degrees in English literature and education. She lives in Washington, Indiana.

Kathleen Kemly wanted to illustrate children's book ever since she was in third grade. She illustrated A Fishing Surprise by Rae McDonald and is currently working on a book about Golden Delicious apples. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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