Talkin’ About Bessie – The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman

First Black licensed aviator. Ages 7 &up



A double award winner – The Coretta Scott King Honor Award and the Coretta Scott King Winner Award! A large-sized picture book with a unique layout. Elizabeth Coleman’s life story is told through the eyes of several different persons – Each page is devoted to a different eye-witness account by one person who is both named and pictured on the page. Additional information about the life of this first licensed African American pilot is presented on the last page. Written for children 7 years and up but a collector’s treasure for any adult. Author – Nikki Grimes Illustrator – E.B. Lewis


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