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Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman
Nikki Grimes (Author) E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
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Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was always being told what she could and couldn't do. In an era when Jim Crow laws and segregation we... (see details)
Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was always being told what she could and couldn't do. In an era when Jim Crow laws and segregation were a way of life, it was not easy to survive. Bessie didn't let that stop her. Although she was only 11 when the Wright brothers took their historic flight, she vowed to become the first African -American female pilot. Her sturdy faith and determination helped her overcome obstacles of poverty, racism, and gender discrimination.
|Lexile ® Measure||970L|
|Product Type||Hardcover Books|
|Additional Contributor||E. B. Lewis|
|Primary Contributor||Nikki Grimes|
|Age Groups||Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12|