DK Life Stories: Amelia Earhart
Discover the inspiring story of Amelia Earhart – the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic Ocean – in this fascinating kids’ biography.
Amelia Earhart is one of the world’s most famous aviators in the history of flight and a role model for women everywhere. Follow the story of this trailblazing pilot – from her childhood adventures in Kansas, USA, to her around-the-world-flight in 1937, which ended in her mysterious disappearance over the Pacific Ocean.
This biography book for kids ages 8-11 charts the major events of Amelia’s life, including buying her first plane (a bright yellow bi-plane that she named "The Canary"), gaining her pilot’s license in 1923, becoming the first female air passenger to cross the Atlantic Ocean in 1928, and becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1932, earning her the nickname "Queen of the Air".
Amelia went on to become a global celebrity. She wrote best-selling books based on her flying adventures, broke many other aviation records, championed equal rights between men and women, and helped found the Ninety-Nines, an organization for female aviators. The story of a true feminist icon, DK Life Stories: Amelia Earhart is the gripping tale of a determined woman who broke the rules and followed her dreams skywards.
This new kids’ biography series from DK goes beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history’s most interesting and inspiring people. Full-color photographs and hand-drawn illustrations complement age-appropriate, narrative text to create an engaging book children will enjoy reading. Definition boxes, information sidebars, inspiring quotes, and other nonfiction text features add depth, and a handy reference section at the back makes DK Life Stories the one biography series everyone will want to collect.
Interesting biographies for upper elementary that are packed with information on a variety of topics embedded in the lives of the people covered. Choosing both well-known and not-quite-as-well-known personages, this series delves into their lives in a way guaranteed to “hook” your student and immerse them in another time, culture, or calling. The print size is appropriate for upper elementary readers. Illustrations include photos, drawings, maps, and anything else necessary to draw the reader into the world of the mathematician, physicist, pastor, or political leader, etc. Included in each book is a family tree, a life timeline, glossary, who’s who section (historical figures in the life of the character), and a quiz with answers. Sidebars and insets provide all sorts of interesting tidbits, definitions, and explanations. 128 pgs, pb. ~ Janice