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Flygirl

By Sherri L. Smith

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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.

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ISBN

9780399247095


Format: Book
Author: Smith, Sherri L.
Summary: During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots.
Title: Flygirl / Sherri L. Smith.
Publisher Date: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2008.
Subject: Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.) -- Fiction. World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female -- Fiction. Air pilots -- Fiction African Americans -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780399247095 0399247092
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 11
System Items Total: 12
Call Number: F Smith
Oclc: 230208574
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Bib Id: 313197

Format: Book
Author: Smith, Sherri L.
Summary: During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots.
Title: Flygirl / Sherri L. Smith.
Publisher, Date: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2008.
Description: 275 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.) -- Fiction.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female -- Fiction.
Subjects: Air pilots -- Fiction
Subjects: African Americans -- Fiction
LCCN: 2008025407
ISBN: 9780399247095
ISBN: 0399247092
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 11
Total Copies: 12
Call Number: F Smith