Amelia Earhart: Young Air Pioneer (Young Patriot Series)


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.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

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.

Content Awareness Factors:


Young Reader Reaction

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.

Parent Reaction

These are great stories. Even as an adult they are fun to read, and remind us that there is always something new to learn.

Type of Book:
This is an historical fiction novel about Amelia Earhart.
Educational Themes:

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.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 to 12
Age of child:
Read by a student at Woodside Magnet High School for Arts and Communication (Newport News, VA)
Purchase Recommendation:
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

Title Amelia Earhart: Young Air Pioneer

Young Patriot Series

Author Jane Moore Howe
Publisher Patria Press, Inc © 2000
Illustrators Cathy Morrison
ISBN 1882859022
Material Hard Cover
Cost $14.95
Genres Transportation, Historical Fiction, Biography, Jobs, 1920s & 1930s
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