G.P. Putnam's Sons
During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Race discrimination; single mother; segregation; racism; prejudice
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Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP); World War II; air pilots; brothers and sisters; identity; determination; 1940s; military participation; Louisiana; planes; training
Smith, Sherri L., "Flygirl" (2008). Diverse Families. 492.