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American wings : Chicago's pioneering Black aviators and the race for equality in the sky  Cover Image Book Book

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

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

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593323984
  • ISBN: 059332398X
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2024]

Content descriptions

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.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
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.

Available copies

  • 13 of 14 copies available at Bibliomation.

Holds

  • 1 current hold with 14 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethel Public Library NEW TEEN 629.13 S (Text) 34030150546510 Teen New Nonfiction Available -
Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport YA 629.13092 SMITH (Text) 34000151519527 Young Adult Nonfiction In process -
Easton Public Library YA 629.13092 SMITH, SHERRI L. (Text) 37777156582389 Juvenile New Nonfiction Available -
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe NEW 629.13092 SMITH (Text)
KINDLY DONATED BY: ULRICH WOHN 2024
34026155508851 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe TEEN NEW 629.13092 SMITH (Text)
KINDLY DONATED BY: STANGIA BARTHOLOMEW 2024
34026155509222 Teen New Nonfiction Available -
Hagaman Memorial Library - East Haven YA 629.130 SMI (Text) 31953156080981 Young Adult Nonfiction Available -
Killingly Library YA/629.1309 Smi (Text) 34040152351678 Young Adult Nonfiction Available -
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding YNF 629.13 Smith (Text) 33620153779265 Teen New Nonfiction Available -
Newfield Branch - Bridgeport YA 629.13092 SMITH (Text) 34000151503216 Young Adult Nonfiction Display -
Plumb Memorial Library - Shelton TEEN 629.13 SMI (Text) 34025156425594 Teen New Nonfiction Available -


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