African American women air pilots

Mare's War

By Tanita S. Davis

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Teens Octavia and Tali learn about strength, independence, and courage when they are forced to take a car trip with their grandmother, who tells about growing up Black in 1940s Alabama and serving in Europe during World War II as a member of the Women's Army Corps.

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Flygirl

By Sherri L. Smith

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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.

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Bessie Coleman: daring to fly

By Sally M. Walker

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Describes the life and accomplishments of Bessie Coleman, who overcame racism and poverty to become the first African American woman pilot. J921 Colem
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