Flygirl

by Sherri L. Smith

Flygirl

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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.

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The Fly List: Books About Takeoffs, Landings And Bumpy Rides

Ida Mae Jones cleans houses for a living. It's 1941 in Louisiana, and as she is a "colored girl," housecleaning is practically all she's allowed to do. That is, until the attack on Pearl Harbor turns everything upside down. Suddenly, Ida Mae can serve her country as part of the Women Airforce Service Pilots program, turning the hours she spent flying her late father's crop duster into a real pilot's license as she's always dreamed. But only if she forsakes her beloved family and uses her

Book Your Trip

The Fly List: Books About Takeoffs, Landings And Bumpy Rides

Ida Mae Jones cleans houses for a living. It's 1941 in Louisiana, and as she is a "colored girl," housecleaning is practically all she's allowed to do. That is, until the attack on Pearl Harbor turns everything upside down. Suddenly, Ida Mae can serve her country as part of the Women Airforce Service Pilots program, turning the hours she spent flying her late father's crop duster into a real pilot's license as she's always dreamed. But only if she forsakes her beloved family and uses her

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