Flygirl  by Sherri L. Smith audiobook

Flygirl

By Sherri L. Smith
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Blackstone Publishing 9780142417256
8.61 Hours Unabridged
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All Ida Mae Jones wants to do is fly. Her daddy was a pilot, and years after his death she feels closest to him when she’s in the air. But as a young black woman in 1940s Louisiana, she knows the sky is off limits to her, until America enters World War II, and the Army forms the WASP—Women Airforce Service Pilots. Ida has a chance to fulfill her dream if she’s willing to use her light skin to pass as a white girl. She wants to fly more than anything, but Ida soon learns that denying one’s self and family is a heavy burden, and ultimately it’s not what you do but who you are that’s most important.

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Summary

Summary

All Ida Mae Jones wants to do is fly. Her daddy was a pilot, and years after his death she feels closest to him when she’s in the air. But as a young black woman in 1940s Louisiana, she knows the sky is off limits to her, until America enters World War II, and the Army forms the WASP—Women Airforce Service Pilots.

Ida has a chance to fulfill her dream if she’s willing to use her light skin to pass as a white girl. She wants to fly more than anything, but Ida soon learns that denying one’s self and family is a heavy burden, and ultimately it’s not what you do but who you are that’s most important.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This breakthrough title adds a new story to the shelves of World War II books.” Booklist (starred review)
“A dynamic, heartfelt novel.” Washington Post
“Smith brings a gripping perspective to bear upon a lesser-known piece of America’s past…The author has an expert grasp on her subject, and readers will learn plenty.” Publishers Weekly
“A thrilling, but little-known story that begs to be told. The book is at once informative and entertaining.” School Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Sherri L. Smith

Author Bio: Sherri L. Smith

Sherri L. Smith is the author of several novels for young adults, including the critically acclaimed Flygirl, Orleans, and The Toymaker’s Apprentice. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 8.61
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English