In her adult life,Amelia Earhart was recognized as an accomplished airplane pilot. She was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic (1932) and across the Pacific from Hawaii to California (1935). As a young girl, Amelia was adventurous. From building a roller coaster in her grand parents’ backyard; to turning a baby carriage into a stagecoach; to exploring the caves along the steep banks of the Missouri River; to bringing attention to the maltreatment of animals,Amelia thrived on challenges. She was a bright, inquisitive, independent, and positive person. These stories demonstrate why she was destined for greatness.
Although set in a different time, kids will relate to the adventuresome spirit (and recognize the life lessons) in this biography about Amelia Earhart. This is a wholesome, educational, and enjoyable biography that is part of the Young Patriots Series. Though it is written for both genders, it will have strong appeal for adolescent girls.
I don't like biographies, but this one was Okay. Amelia Earhart was a neat kid. Social Studies classes never talk about famous people when they were children. It might make class more interesting.
These are great stories. Even as an adult they are fun to read, and remind us that there is always something new to learn.
This is an historical fiction novel about Amelia Earhart.
Biographies offer history lessons about specific points in time, as well as the people who lived in them. Some lessons--like kindness, being a responsible person, courage--transcend time, making biographies a great way for kids to connect with history and life. Amelia Earhart's personality embodied imagination, curiosity, determination, a ‘can do’ attitude, and a sense of humor. Her success as an adult bears witness to the fact that she knew how to use her talents.
9 to 12
8 to 12
Read by a student at Woodside Magnet High School for Arts and Communication (Newport News, VA)
Buy! These illustrated biographies offer both history and life lessons for upper elementary and middle-grade readers. The Young Patriots Series focuses on the childhood adventures American Patriots, Inventers, Athletes, Writers, etc. The authors know thei