Fly Girls Young Readers’ Edition: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History

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This book was both inspiring and informational but a little dry because it was all factual. I think this book should be read by all young girls, and elder ones as well because these girls were put down by critiques–the men were praised, and the girls and women were looked down on when these brave, bold, and courageous girls stepped into the plane that could fly them to their deaths. They all are connected to one another. They are discriminated against because of the way they look.

Some women set records, not just among other women, but overall. They were not allowed to do the air races, and when one of them died, the men used it as “proof” they shouldn’t be allowed to fly. Even some women said the woman’s place should be in the home and not in a plane or anywhere else.

Louise Thaden was allowed to compete in one of the most amazing air races! Most people said she did not have a chance. She won! This pushed other girls to beat records. They did not let the bad people push them around and kept fighting for what they believed. They inspire me to do things because I love it and want to–not because others say that I should do one thing or another.

I recommend this book to people who think airplanes are cool or just want to learn a little more. I recommend this to girls who are being put down by others. I recommend this to people who are trying to defy all odds even though people say they can’t. This is an awesome book that many will feel inspired by.

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Author Keith O'Brien
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2019-03-05
ISBN 9781328618429
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Issue May 2019
Category Tweens


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