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Flygirl

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IL: MG+ - BL: 4.3 - AR Pts: 11
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HL: High-Low 680L
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Ida Mae Jones dreams of flight. Her daddy was a pilot and being black didn't stop him from fulfilling his dreams. But her daddy's gone now, and being a woman, and being black, are two strikes against her.

When America enters the war with Germany and Japan, the Army creates the WASP, the Women's Airforce Service Pilots - and Ida suddenly sees a way to fly as well as do something significant to help her brother stationed in the Pacific. But even the WASP won't accept her as a black woman, forcing Ida Mae to make a difficult choice of 'passing,' of pretending to be white to be accepted into the program. Hiding one's racial heritage, denying one's family, denying one's self is a heavy burden. And while Ida Mae chases her dream, she must also decide who it is she really wants to be.

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ISBN:
9780399247095
9780142417256
9781440699283
Reading Level:
MG+
Level 4.3, 11 Points
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 680L
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Grouped Work ID b99016de-9a9a-47d4-d584-e89eaf9f0a14
Full title flygirl
Author smith sherri l
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-21 23:05:26PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-22 01:12:53AM

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subject_facet African Americans -- Fiction, Air pilots -- Fiction, Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.) -- Fiction, Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.) -- Juvenile fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female, World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female -- Fiction
title_display Flygirl
title_full Flygirl, Flygirl / Sherri L. Smith
title_short Flygirl
title_sub
topic_facet African Americans, Air pilots, Historical Fiction, Participation, Female, World War, 1939-1945, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature