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American wings : Chicago's pioneering Black aviators and the race for equality in the sky / Sherri L. Smith and Elizabeth Wein.

Smith, Sherri L., (author.). Wein, Elizabeth, (author.).

Summary:
"A nonfiction account of a group of determined Black Americans who created a flying club and built their own airfield on Chicago's South Side in the period between World Wars I and II"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593323984
  • ISBN: 059332398X
  • Physical Description: 376 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2024.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 280-368) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: a dream takes flight -- Pre-flight, Detroit, 1927 -- Ground school, 1927-1929 -- Taking off, 1929-1933 -- Climb, 1933-1934 -- Ethiopia, 1935 -- The airways part, 1936-1937 -- The Defender flyers, 1938 -- The moonshot, 1939 -- The love story of Cornelius R. Coffey, 1939-1940 -- The Tuskegee tussle, 1940-1941 -- Wings of war, 1941-1945 -- Touching down, 1946 and beyond -- Epilogue: to the stars.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 7 years and up G.P. Putnam's Sons.
Subject: African American air pilots > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Air pilots > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Aeronautics > United States > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Private flying > Illinois > Chicago > Societies, etc. > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
United States > Race relations > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Air pilots.
African Americans > Biography.
Aeronautics > History.
Aeronautics, Commercial > Illinois > Chicago.
United States > Race relations > History.
Genre: Biographies.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity 629.13 SMI 2024 (Text) 31001101913979 Adult Non Fiction Checked Out 03/07/2024


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