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New York : Speak, 2010., , ©2008.
Physical Desc:
278 pages ; 21 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: MG+ - BL: 4.3 - AR Pts: 11
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 680L
Young Adult
Litton Middle - Teen Fiction
F Smi

All Ida Mal Jones wants to do is fly. Ida's daddy was a pilot, and when he took her flying, she never want to come down again. But after his death, the sky is off-limits to a young black woman such as herself. When America enters World War II, the Army forms the WASP-Women Airforce Service Pilots-and Ida has a chance to join, if she's willing to use her light skin to pass as a white girl. She want to fly more than anything, but Ida soon learns that denying one's identity and family is a heavy burden. Can she fulfil her dream with losing herself? 'This breakthrough title adds a new story to the shelves of World War II books. The details . . . are exciting, but tougher than any flight maneuver are Ida Mae's . . . feelings that culminate in an unforgettable climax.' - Booklist , starred review

'It was hard not to find myself cheering Ida Mae on. Hard not to get an itch to fly after reading this. Sherri Smith is a truly talented writer and Flygirl is a wonderful story.' -JACQUELINE WOODSON, Three-time Newbery Honor-Winning author The Washington Post Best Kid's Books of the Year

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Level 4.3, 11 Points
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During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots.
Target Audience
Young Adult,Follett School Solutions.
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Accelerated Reader AR,MG+,4.3,11.0,128024.,4I510
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APA Citation (style guide)

Smith, S. L. (2010). Flygirl. New York: Speak.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Smith, Sherri L. 2010. Flygirl. New York: Speak.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Smith, Sherri L, Flygirl. New York: Speak, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Smith, Sherri L. Flygirl. New York: Speak, 2010. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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