Sky High: The True Story of Maggie Gee
When I was little, something special happened every Sunday. Other families went to baseball games or the movies, but not mine . . . We went to watch the airplanes. . . . Maggie dreamed of flying--just like her favorite pilot, Amelia Earhart. She told her brothers and sisters stories of flying... show more
When I was little, something special happened every Sunday. Other families went to baseball games or the movies, but not mine . . . We went to watch the airplanes. . . . Maggie dreamed of flying--just like her favorite pilot, Amelia Earhart. She told her brothers and sisters stories of flying across oceans and deserts, and all around the world. But in the 1920s and 1930s, few girls took to the sky. Then, when Maggie grew up, her whole world changed overnight: the United States entered World War II, and everyone in her family was affected. Maggie knew that this was the time to support her country--and it was her chance to fly. Young Maggie Gee became one of only two Chinese American Women Airforce Service Pilots to serve in WWII.Based on the true adventures of a girl not bound by gravity, Marissa Moss's stirring story and Carl Angel's brilliant illustrations depict what determination, bravery, and boundless possibilities look like when dreams are allowed to soar sky high.
Publish date: September 8th 2009
Publisher: Tricycle Press
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
written by Marissa Moss, illustrated by Carl Angel Maggie Gee is a fascinating woman, and this is a great introduction to her life. I hope someone has written a biography about her because I definitely want to read one (or more). I found the use of first person really interesting. I'm not sure tha...
8/9/13 ** I stumbled on this book the week before school started as I made my annual trip to the library to gather picture book biographies of scientists. I always keep my eyes out for biographies of other interesting people, though I am rather picky about the format. I prefer the picture book for...
Fascinating story of the life of WWII WASP pilot Maggie Gee. Wonderful telling of Maggie as a child dreaming of flying one day, leading to her experiences as a pilot. Includes author's note and several captioned photos of Maggie Gee and her family.
Maggie Gee was one of only two Chinese Americans to serve as a WASP in World War II. This book tells her story.The text is clear and the pictures are bright and colorful. I liked the way the book talked about family stories both true and not-yet-to-be-true. The difficulties Gee faced as a minority a...