Amelia Earhart

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DK Publishing, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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With more than 100 full-color photographs and illustrations and detailed sidebars, this entry in DK's acclaimed Biography series celebrate a pioneer who changed how the world is viewed: aviatrix Amelia Earhart.

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How great and fascinating it would be if someone met one of the most adventurous and determined flyers of all time! Amelia Earhart was a great flyer because she was a daring, thoughtful, and determined person. For example, Amelia was a daring person because she flew across the Atlantic non-stop, built a hazardous roller coaster in her backyard, and tried to fly around the world non-stop. She was also daring because when she was only 11 or 10 she slid down a hill and without thinking flew into the street where a horse almost smashed her ribs. One of her best personalities was being thoughtful and kind to others. When her mom and dad divorced and moved away from each other, she quit flying to take care of her mother and father. Another example of thoughtfulness was when she took time out of her day to speak to her old school about how they can achieve dreams just as she did. Finally, she was very determined in any challenge. Her Mother, father, relatives and friends said it is dangerous and not lady like to fly, she worked harder to prove them wrong. After her mother and father said that she encouraged all women that they can do what men can do. Sadly her determination to fly around the world, ended mysteriously before she finished her trip. “Everyone has ocean's to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?” - Amelia Earhart. Amelia will always be known as one of the greatest and determined woman flyers in American history. This is Alyssa from the Piano Keys.  

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Had to read it for a research paper. It actually was very useful and gave a lot of information on Amelia's life! I'm very glad this book was made and I recommend it if you are doing a paper on Women aviators or if you are just interested in Amelia!

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About the author (2007)

Tanya Lee Stone studied English at Oberlin College and was an editor of children's nonfiction for many years. She also has a Masters Degree. She teaches writing at Champlain College. After many years as an editor. Tanya moved to Vermont and returned to writing. This award-winning author has written titles that include the young adult novel, A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl, Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald , picture books Elizabeth Leads the Way, Sandy's Circus, and Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? She has also written narrative nonfiction with her titles: Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream, and The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie. In 2014 her title, Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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