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|Title: Amelia Earhart: Pioneer of the Sky|
By: James Buckley
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: Portable Press
Publication Date: 2019
Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.25 X 0.5 (inches)
|Weight: 13 ounces|
Series: Show Me History!
Stock No: WW12545X
When Amelia Earhart became the first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932, she immediately became an American icon and a subject of endless fascination for generations to come. In Amelia Earhart: Pioneer of the Sky!, the story of the bold and daring aviators life is presented in graphic novel format, with full-color illustrations and historically accurate details. From her hardscrabble childhood to her final flightand mysterious disappearanceEarharts journey will entertain, captivate, and inspire readers of all ages.
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Bunking the notion that history is dull, these titles in the Show Me History! series convey the lives of notable historical figures through colorful and spirited cartoons. The young narrators are Libby, an African American "Lady Liberty," and Sam, a white, patriotically attired teen who will one day be known as "Uncle Sam." The books conversational tone, with occasional surprises and humorous exchanges, describe the high and low points of each figure and his or her impact on American history. In addition, color-coded speech balloons and stylized fonts reflect actual quotes and writings. Abraham Lincoln recounts the numerous setbacks and rivalries Lincoln experienced on the road to the presidency and during the Civil War. Alexander Hamilton relates how Hamiltons childhood experiences influenced his service under General George Washington during the American Revolution and how he helped found a new nation, creating a national bank, for example. Amelia Earhart documents the aviators record-setting firsts, her role as a feminist, and how her disappearance continues to turn out new facts and conspiracy theories. Martin Luther King Jr. traces how this civil rights activist fought for racial equality through nonviolent messages and protests. Each biography concludes with a round-up of related individuals, a time line, a glossary, and a list of resources. This series makes history approachable and engaging, especially for reluctant readers. -- Booklist
Libby (Lady Liberty) and Sam (Uncle Sam) act as historical guides and comic relief in this graphic novel biography of Amelia Earhart. From building a backyard roller coaster as a kid to working as a nurses aide during WWI and embarking on early flying adventures, Earhart seemed destined to become a record-breaking aviator. Buckley blends historical context and intriguing biographical details (Earhart once drove across the country with her mother), creating an appealing introduction to this larger-than-life inspiration. Tindals bold-lined artwork moves the story at a brisk pace with effective shifts in panel sizes and perspectives. Several pages of useful resources close this inviting series entry. Also available: Alexander Hamilton: The Fighting Founding Father!, Martin Luther King Jr.: Voice for Equality!, and Abraham Lincoln: Defender of the Union! Ages 812. (Mar.) -- Publishers Weekly
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