Fly Girls

Fly Girls
Author: Keith O'Brien
Publsiher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781328618429

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From NPR correspondent Keith O' Brien comes this thrilling Young Readers' edition of the untold story about pioneering women, including Amelia Earhart, who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s--and won. In the years between World War I and World War II, airplane racing was one of the most popular sports in America. Thousands of fans flocked to multiday events, and the pilots who competed in these races were hailed as heroes. Well, the male pilots were hailed. Women who flew planes were often ridiculed by the press, and initially they weren't invited to race. Yet a group of women were determined to take to the sky--no matter what. With guts and grit, they overcame incredible odds both on the ground and in the air to pursue their dreams of flying and racing planes. Fly Girls follows the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a highâe'school dropout from North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama housewife; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, a daughter of Wall Street wealth who longed to live a life of her own; and Louise Thaden, who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to race against the men--and in 1936 one of them would triumph in the toughest raceof all. Complete with photographs and a glossary, Fly Girls celebrates a little-known slice of history wherein tenacious, trail-blazing women braved all obstacles to achieve greatness.

Fly Girls

Fly Girls
Author: P. O’Connell Pearson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-02-06
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781534404120

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“A truly inspiring read.” —Booklist (starred review) “A solid account of women’s contributions as aviators during World War II.” —Kirkus Reviews In the tradition of Hidden Figures, debut author Patricia Pearson offers a beautifully written account of the remarkable but often forgotten group of female fighter pilots who answered their country’s call in its time of need during World War II. At the height of World War II, the US Army Airforce faced a desperate need for skilled pilots—but only men were allowed in military airplanes, even if the expert pilots who were training them to fly were women. Through grit and pure determination, 1,100 of these female pilots—who had to prove their worth time and time again—were finally allowed to ferry planes from factories to bases, to tow targets for live ammunition artillery training, to test repaired planes and new equipment, and more. Though the Women Airforce Service Pilots lived on military bases, trained as military pilots, wore uniforms, marched in review, and sometimes died violently in the line of duty, they were civilian employees and received less pay than men doing the same jobs and no military benefits, not even for burials. Their story is one of patriotism, the power of positive attitudes, the love of flying, and the willingness to serve others with no concern for personal gain.

The Flight Girls

The Flight Girls
Author: Noelle Salazar
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-07-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781488035067

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A USA TODAY BESTSELLER A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER A WOMAN’S WORLD BEST NEW BOOK “I read well into the night, unable to stop. The book is unputdownable.”—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author “Heart-breaking, validating, exciting.”—Hypable “Rich historical detail...this saga has it all.”—Woman’s World Shining a light on a little-known piece of history The Flight Girls is a sweeping portrayal of women’s fearlessness, love, and the power of friendship to make us soar. 1941. Audrey Coltrane has always wanted to fly. It’s why she implored her father to teach her at the little airfield back home in Texas. It’s why she signed up to train military pilots in Hawaii when the war in Europe began. And it’s why she insists she is not interested in any dream-derailing romantic involvements, even with the disarming Lieutenant James Hart, who fast becomes a friend as treasured as the women she flies with. Then one fateful day, she gets caught in the air over Pearl Harbor just as the bombs begin to fall, and suddenly, nowhere feels safe. To make everything she’s lost count for something, Audrey joins the Women Airforce Service Pilots program. The bonds she forms with her fellow pilots reignite a spark of hope in the face war, and—when James goes missing in action—give Audrey the strength to cross the front lines and fight not only for her country, but for the love she holds so dear. “Captivated me from the first page and never let go...a powerful tale of courage and sacrifice by the Women Airforce Service Pilots during WWII. A spectacular first novel.”—Sara Ackerman, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Lieutenant’s Nurse

Fly Girl A Memoir

Fly Girl  A Memoir
Author: Ann Hood
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-05-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781324006244

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An entertaining and fascinating memoir of “gifted storyteller” (People) Ann Hood’s adventurous years as a TWA flight attendant. In 1978, in the tailwind of the golden age of air travel, flight attendants were the epitome of glamor and sophistication. Fresh out of college and hungry to experience the world—and maybe, one day, write about it—Ann Hood joined their ranks. After a grueling job search, Hood survived TWA’s rigorous Breech Training Academy and learned to evacuate seven kinds of aircraft, deliver a baby, mix proper cocktails, administer oxygen, and stay calm no matter what the situation. In the air, Hood found both the adventure she’d dreamt of and the unexpected realities of life on the job. She carved chateaubriand in the first-class cabin and dined in front of the pyramids in Cairo, fended off passengers’ advances and found romance on layovers in London and Lisbon, and walked more than a million miles in high heels. She flew through the start of deregulation, an oil crisis, massive furloughs, and a labor strike. As the airline industry changed around her, Hood began to write—even drafting snatches of her first novel from the jump-seat. She reveals how the job empowered her, despite its roots in sexist standards. Packed with funny, moving, and shocking stories of life as a flight attendant, Fly Girl captures the nostalgia and magic of air travel at its height, and the thrill that remains with every takeoff.

Fly Girl Fly

Fly  Girl  Fly
Author: Nancy Roe Pimm
Publsiher: Beaming Books
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2020-09-22
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781506466651

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"You must believe in yourself and allow your dreams to soar." --Shaesta Waiz Shaesta Waiz, a refugee from Afghanistan, dreamed of doing great things. But first she had to leave a refugee camp with her family to make a new life in America, overcome gender stereotypes, be the first in her family to go to college, and overcome her fear of flying. After becoming a pilot, Shaesta made the flight of a lifetime by crossing five continents, making thirty stops in twenty-two countries across nearly 25,000 nautical miles. At the age of thirty, Shaesta was the youngest woman and the first from Afghanistan to circumnavigate the globe by herself in a single-engine aircraft. Fly, Girl, Fly! is the first authorized picture book biography of Shaesta Waiz. Backmatter includes more information about Shaesta's mission to empower girls to pursue STEM careers, details about her historic trip around the world, information about her nonprofit organization Dreams Soar, and a personal note from Shaesta Waiz encouraging girls to pursue their dreams.

Flyy Girl

Flyy Girl
Author: Omar Tyree
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2001-08-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780743219747

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From a fresh new voice with talent to burn comes this brash bitter sweet novel about Tracy Ellison, a young girl with knockout looks, slanted hazel eyes, tall hair, and attitude, as she comes of age during the hip-hop era. Motivated by the material life, Tracy, her friends, and the young men who will do anything to get next to them are plunged into a world of violence, gratuitous sex, and heartbreak. Slowly, Tracy begins to examine her life, her goals, and her sexuality—as she evolves from a Flyy Girl into a woman. A captivating tale, written with fluid narrative and contemporary dialect, Flyy Girl captures the complete feel and sounds of the streets and is destined to become an urban classic.

When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost

When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost
Author: Joan Morgan
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-04-25
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781439127407

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“Morgan has given an entire generation of black feminists space and language to center their pleasures alongside their politics.” —Janet Mock, New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness “All that and then some, Chickenheads informs and educates, confronts and charms, raises the bar high by getting down low, and, to steal my favorite Joan Morgan phrase, bounced me out of the room.” —Marlon James, Man Booker Prize–winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings Still fresh, funny, and irreverent after eighteen years, When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost gives voice to the most intimate thoughts of the post-Civil Rights, post-feminist, post-soul generation. Joan Morgan offers a provocative and powerful look into the life of the modern black woman: a complex world in which feminists often have not-so-clandestine affairs with the most sexist of men, where women who treasure their independence frequently prefer men who pick up the tab, where the deluge of babymothers and babyfathers reminds black women who long for marriage that traditional nuclear families are a reality for less than forty percent of the population, and where black women are forced to make sense of a world where truth is no longer black and white but subtle, intriguing shades of gray.

Flygirl

Flygirl
Author: Sherri L. Smith
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-01-22
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9781440699283

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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 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.

The Fly Girls

The Fly Girls
Author: Bernard Glemser
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 314
Release: 1972
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0552667994

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Girls Don t Fly

Girls Don t Fly
Author: Kristen Chandler
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-10-13
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9781101547922

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Myra is used to keeping her feet firmly on the ground. She's got four younger brothers, overworked parents, and a pregnant older sister, and if Myra wasn't there to take care of everyone, they'd probably fall apart. But when her boyfriend unceremoniously dumps her, Myra feels like she's lost her footing. Suddenly she's doing things she never would've a few months earlier: quitting her job, applying for a scholarship to study birds in the Galapogos, and falling for a guy who's encouraging her to leap from her old life . . . and fly. Set in the Salt Lake City area, Girls Don't Fly is full of intelligence, humor, and is a refreshing change of pace for teen readers.

Fly Guy and Fly Girl Night Fright

Fly Guy and Fly Girl  Night Fright
Author: Tedd Arnold
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781338675825

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Introducing the Fly Guy and Fly Girl series! YIPPEEZZZ!

Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl Fly Guy 8

Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl   Fly Guy  8
Author: Tedd Arnold
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2013-11-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780545667944

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In the 8th book of the bestselling Fly Guy series, Fly Guy falls in love!Fly Guy has met his match, and her name is Fly Girl. Fly Guy can do fancy flying. Fly Girl can do fancier flying. Fly Guy can eat gross stuff. Fly Girl can eat grosser stuff. Fly Guy can say his boy's name--Buzzzzzz! And Fly Girl can say her girl's name--Lizzzzzzz! Fly Guy is totally impressed, and totally smitten. Will Fly Guy and Fly Girl get married and leave Buzz without his dear pet?

Go Girls Go

Go  Girls  Go
Author: Frances Gilbert
Publsiher: Beach Lane Books
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2019-11-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781534424821

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Come along for a rollicking ride in this picture book celebration of vehicles that puts girls in the driver’s seat! Girls can race…and girls can fly. Girls can rocket way up high! Piloting fire trucks, trains, tractors, and more, the girls in this book are on the go! Join them for an exuberant journey that celebrates how girls can do—and drive—anything.

A Fly Girl s Guide To University

A Fly Girl s Guide To University
Author: Odelia Younge
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2019-01-29
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1912565145

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Oxford English Dictionary Additions Series

Oxford English Dictionary Additions Series
Author: J. A. Simpson,E. S. C. Weiner,Michael Proffitt
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 405
Release: 1997
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780198600275

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This is the third in a major series of volumes supplementing the Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. Volume 3 contains 3,000 new words and meanings from around the English-speaking world, including the UK (Citizen's Charter), North America (affluential, Clintonomics), Australia (beardie), and the West Indies (zouk). A wide variety of subjects is covered, including the sciences (buckyball, nanotechnology, Tourette syndrome), finance (junk bond, negative equity), literary theory (metafiction), computing (freeware, core dump), and sport (basho, lowball).