Amelia Earhart: Pioneering Aviator and Force for Women's Rights

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180926

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As a girl, Amelia Earhart aspired to a future that would take her beyond the family and medical problems of her younger years, as well as the restrictions imposed on her because she was female. Widely celebrated for her long-distance flights, she also set records for altitude and speed, and helped develop passenger airline service. As a writer and magazine editor, Earhart also further advanced the cause of flight and of women in aviation. Her disappearance during a daring around-the-world flight in 1937 has been a source of intrigue for over 80 years. Earhart’s life and career have provided inspiration to generations of young people, particularly those whose paths have been beset with obstacles and barriers.

Reading Level
Lexile
1030L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
W
ATOS
7.1
DRA
60
Categories
Genre
Biographies Cultural/Diversity Transportation
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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