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Flygirl

Title

Flygirl

Authors

Sherri L. Smith

Publisher

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9780399247095

Pages

275 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Lexile Measure

HL680L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Race discrimination; single mother; segregation; racism; prejudice

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

Amelia Bloomer List, 2010 Young Adult Fiction
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2010
Distinguished Books, 2009 Fiction
Heartland Books Recommendation for Life-Long Readers - Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2011 Young Adult
Washington Post Best Children's Books, 2009 Teen
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2014 Conflicted: Life During Wartime Fiction

Keywords

Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP); World War II; air pilots; brothers and sisters; identity; determination; 1940s; military participation; Louisiana; planes; training

Diversity Impact

direct

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