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Flygirl - Sherri L. Smith
Flygirl
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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 sheÕs 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 WASPÑWomen... show more
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 sheÕs 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 WASPÑWomen Airforce Service Pilots. Ida has a chance to fulfill her dream if sheÕs 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 oneÕs self and family is a heavy burden, and ultimately itÕs not what you do but who you are thatÕs most important. Read Sherri L. Smith's posts on the Penguin Blog
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142417256 (0142417254)
ASIN: 142417254
Publisher: Speak
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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EpicFehlReader
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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
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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
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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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