January 26: FLY HIGH: THE STORY OF BESSIE COLEMAN

Bessie Coleman, aviator
Jan. 26, 1892-Apr. 30, 1926

Fly High: The Story of Bessie Coleman by Louise Borden and Mary Kay Kroeger, illustrated by Teresa Flavin (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2001)

The story of the first African-American woman to earn her pilot’s license in 1921.

PBS features a bio and photo of Coleman on their Fly Girls page.

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