Amelia Earhart: Pioneer of the Sky! (Show Me History!)

by James Buckley (Author) Kelly Tindall (Illustrator)

Amelia Earhart: Pioneer of the Sky! (Show Me History!)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
A fascinating and entertaining biography of Amelia Earhart, in graphic novel format. When Amelia Earhart became the first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932, she immediately became an American icon and a subject of endless fascination for generations to come. In Amelia Earhart: Pioneer of the Sky!, the story of the bold and daring aviator's life is presented in graphic novel format, with full-color illustrations and historically accurate details. From her hardscrabble childhood to her final flight--and mysterious disappearance--Earhart's journey will entertain, captivate, and inspire readers of all ages.

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Publishers Weekly

Libby (Lady Liberty) and Sam (Uncle Sam) act as historical guides and comic relief in this graphic novel biography of Amelia Earhart. From building a backyard roller coaster as a kid to working as a nurse's aide during WWI and embarking on early flying adventures, Earhart seemed destined to become a record-breaking aviator. Buckley blends historical context and intriguing biographical details (Earhart once drove across the country with her mother), creating an appealing introduction to this larger-than-life inspiration. Tindal's bold-lined artwork moves the story at a brisk pace with effective shifts in panel sizes and perspectives. Several pages of useful resources close this inviting series entry. Also available: Alexander Hamilton: The Fighting Founding Father!, Martin Luther King Jr.: Voice for Equality!, and Abraham Lincoln: Defender of the Union! Ages 8-12. (Mar.)

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Libby (Lady Liberty) and Sam (Uncle Sam) act as historical guides and comic relief in this graphic novel biography of Amelia Earhart. From building a backyard roller coaster as a kid to working as a nurse's aide during WWI and embarking on early flying adventures, Earhart seemed destined to become a record-breaking aviator. Buckley blends historical context and intriguing biographical details (Earhart once drove across the country with her mother), creating an appealing introduction to this larger-than-life inspiration. Tindal's bold-lined artwork moves the story at a brisk pace with effective shifts in panel sizes and perspectives. Several pages of useful resources close this inviting series entry. Also available: Alexander Hamilton: The Fighting Founding Father!, Martin Luther King Jr.: Voice for Equality!, and Abraham Lincoln: Defender of the Union! Ages 8-12. (Mar.) —Publishers Weekly
James Buckley
James Buckley Jr. has written more than 50 books for kids, including Who Was Ernest Shackleton? and Who Was Roberto Clemente?
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9781684125456
Lexile Measure
550L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Portable Press
Publication date
March 20, 2019
Series
Show Me History!
BISAC categories
JNF007020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Historical
JNF002000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Adventure & Adventurers
JNF057010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Transportation | Aviation
Library of Congress categories
United States
Earhart, Amelia
Women air pilots
Air pilots
Comics (Graphic works)
Biographical comics

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