First flight around the world: the adventures of the American fliers who won the race

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Publisher:
Abrams Books for Young Readers,
Pub. Date:
2015.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 7.7 - AR Pts: 3
Lexile measure:
1100L
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A 2016 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist In 1924 the U.S. Army sent eight young men on a bold attempt to be the first to circumnavigate the globe by flight. Men from five other countries--Great Britain, France, Portugal, Italy, and Argentina--had the same goal. The race was on! First Flight Around the World d ocuments the exciting journey of four American planes--the Chicago , Boston , New Orleans , and Seattle --and their crews on a race around the world. The trip held many challenges: extreme weather, tricky navigation, unfamiliar cultures, fragile planes, and few airfields. The world fliers risked their lives for the sake of national pride. Based in part on the journal of one of the crew members, First Lieutenant Leslie Arnold, along with commentary, newspaper reports, and archival images, First Flight Around the World is a captivating tale about American ingenuity, gumption, and perseverance.
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ISBN:
9781419714825
Reading Level:
MG
Level 7.7, 3 Points
Lexile measure:
1100L
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subject_facet Flights around the world -- Juvenile literature, Flights around the world -- Pictorial works, United States. -- Army. -- Air Corps -- Juvenile literature, World records -- Juvenile literature
title_display First flight around the world : the adventures of the American fliers who won the race
title_full First flight around the world : the adventures of the American fliers who won the race / by Tim Grove
title_short First flight around the world :
title_sub the adventures of the American fliers who won the race
topic_facet Flights around the world, World records