Flygirl

Flygirl

Book - 2008
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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.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2008
ISBN: 9780142417256 (pbk.)
0399247092
9780399247095
Branch Call Number: Y SMITH
Characteristics: 275 p. ; 22 cm

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Ida Mae Jones has lofty dreams of being a pilot for her country. She must lie about her race and overcome sexism to be part of the male dominated pilot field during World War II.


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LPL_KateG Mar 13, 2016

I was hooked from page 1. This is an excellent book to read during Women's History Month especially, and Sherri L. Smith's writing is as gorgeous and personable as ever.

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dancing_girl
Aug 13, 2012

I honestly didn't think I'd like the book when I first picked it up. But I was wrong. This is an amazing book and it taught me a lot. Including that not all historical fictions are boring!:)

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goofy
Jul 10, 2012

Nice historical fiction read for readers 12 and up. Ida Mae Jones is an African American girl from Lousiana with light skin who passes for white in order to become a WASP (Women's Airforce Service Piolt). She faces the difficulty of being black and a woman during WWII.

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beckyhill
Jun 20, 2012

This is a wonderful book and a fun read. I really enjoyed learning about the WASP, and Ida Mae's story is full of entertaining subplots in addition to the main plot - trying to become a WASP without anyone finding out that she's colored.

There is a touch of romance, which was nice, although it was left kind of unended and you never really learn what happens with that.

Other than that I found this a really enjoyable book!

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