August 17 Birthday: Elinor Smith. SOAR ELINOR


Elinor Smith, aviator
August 17, 1911- March 19, 2010

Soar, Elinor by Tami Lewis Brown, illustrated by Francois Roca. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.

Pioneering aviator, Elinor Smith, took her first airplane ride at the age of six. By ten she was taking lessons and at fifteen flew her first solo. A daredevil and a record-breaker, Elinor Smith soared.

The Woman Pilot Magazine features an article with photographs about the amazing Smith.

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