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Flygirl - Sherri L. Smith
Flygirl
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Read Sherri L. Smith's posts on the Penguin Blog 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... show more
Read Sherri L. Smith's posts on the Penguin Blog 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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399247095 (0399247092)
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it
3.5 Review | Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
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 ...
Moondust Books
Moondust Books rated it
3.5 Review: Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
I was expecting to really, really love this book, but as it turns out, I feel that I can only give it three stars and half.Everything about this book should be fantastic. It’s about a young girl called Ida Mae, who has wanted to fly ever since her father took her up in his Jenny when she was little....
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
0.0 48 hour challenge: update the last
This was my first 48 hour challenge, and I’m happy to say that I 1) successfully completed it 2) got a lot of reading done and 3) read some books I really enjoyed. The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami-finished Sister Mine by Nalo Hopkinson-finished Pointe by Brandy Colbert-finished...
YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it
3.0 Flygirl Book Review
Ever since reading, Code Name Verity, I've been interested in reading more about what woman did during WWII, especially that of woman pilots. Which I never knew was a thing. So I should definitely say I was holding this book up to par with Code Name Verity - a near impossible standard. While an enjo...
I Live in Many Worlds
I Live in Many Worlds rated it
4.0 Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
Being a person that gets bored quite easily, I tend to hop around from genre to genre. I rarely ever stay in one genre for longer than just a few reads at a time. And lately, it would appear that I've been reading one specific genre and... it's been less than satisfactory. So I decided it's time to ...
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