Me and the Sky: Captain Beverley Bass, Pioneering Pilot by Beverley Bass with Cynthia Williams, illustrated by Joanie Stone


 Me and the Sky: Captain Beverley Bass, Pioneering Pilot by Beverley Bass with Cynthia Williams, illustrated by Joanie Stone, Alfred A. Knopf, 9780525645498, 2019

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

Genre: Biography

What did you like about the book:  This is the delightful and inspiring story of a young girl, Beverley Bass, from Ft. Myers, Florida who dreamed of flying.  She loved to fly from a young age- flying off of her family washing machine to becoming the first female pilot Captain at American Airlines.   Her determination to fly never wavered even when others did not support the idea- flying was for men to do. At nineteen, she drove herself to the airport and signed up for flying lessons.  Her life teaches us that dreams can come true through hard work and determination. The backpages provide lots of facts on Beverley’s life and legacy in aviation, including details on the Broadway musical, “Come from Away”.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  A wonderful read aloud about women in history and following your dreams.  “No dream is too big. Dream big and soar high!”

Who should buy this book?  elementary schools and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ?  Picture book biography

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  no

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Julie Durmis, JC Solmonese Elementary School, Norton, MA

Date of review:  January 19, 2020

 

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