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Talkin' About Bessie : the Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman : The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman
Children's - Grade 3-4, Age 8-9 
48 p. ; 
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ISBN 9780439352437
Publisher Summary
A biography of Elizabeth Coleman, who battled segregation, poverty, and gender discrimination in order to become the first licensed African-American female pilot.

Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was always being told what she could & 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. Innovatively told through a series of monologues.
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