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Flygirl

Title

Flygirl

Authors

Sherri L. Smith

Publisher

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Pages

275 pages

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9780399247095

Genre

historical

Topic

Racial Diversity; Family Relationships; Biracial; Race discrimination; Single parent; mixed race; racism; segregation; single mother

Annotation

During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

single mother

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White / multiracial

Awards

Amelia Bloomer List,2010; Best Books for Young Adults,2010; Best of the Best Books,2009; Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth,2009; Choices,2010; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People,2010; Washington Post Best Kid's Books,2009; YALSA Best Books for Young Adults,2010; Distinguished Books,2009; YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults,2014; Beehive Book Award, 2011 (Nominee); Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 2010-2011 (Nominee); Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, 2011-2012 (Nominee); Georgia Peach Teen Readers' Choice Award, 2010-2011 (Nominee); Grand Canyon Reader Award, 2012 (Nominee); Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award, 2012-2013 (Nominee); Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 2012 (Nominee); South Carolina Junior Book Award, 2010-2011 (Nominee); Tayshas High School Reading List, 2010; Virginia Readers' Choice Award, 2012-2013 (Nominee); Volunteer State Book Award, 2011-2012 (Nominee); Wisconsin Battle of the Books, 2010-2011; Young Adult Reading Program, 2011-2012 (Nominee); Young Hoosier Book Award, 2012-2013 (Nominee); California Book Awards, 2009 Young Adult; Heartland Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2011 Young Adult

Keywords

women Airforce Pilots; World War (1939-1945); air pilots; African Americans; World War II; women pilots; prejudice; brothers and sisters; identity; determination; the forties; military participation

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Flygirl

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