It was the golden age of aviation, and one woman was determined to conquer the skies like no one ever had before. Amelia Earhart is the incredible story of one of the best aviators the world ever saw.
One of the most famous aviators of all time, Amelia Earhart took the golden age of flying by storm! Taking her first flight lesson in 1920, Earhart would go on to set the world altitude record, be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone, and many more feats. Who knows what she could have accomplished if not for her mysterious disappearance while attempting to fly around the entire world in 1937.
Amelia Earhart is more than just the incredible history of the aviator, it also includes loads of specially commissioned features, including a comprehensive map, a view of the wide cast of characters, a timeline, and bibliography. As if that weren't enough, it is written especially for young adult readers. You will love the full color illustrations and fascinating sidebars about Earhart's story. Perfect for any kid interested in flying, or strong, important women in history!
About the Author
John Burke was one of several pen names used by Richard O'Connor, a prolific former journalist who authored more than 50 books, including several biographies for young readers.