It’s Her Story: Amelia Earhart by Kim Moldofsky, illustrated by Alan Brown

Publication Date: 3 February 2022

The Blurb

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She piloted many record-breaking flights, became an author, advised engineers, taught college students, and defended women’s rights. And then, somewhere in the South Pacific, she disappeared on an attempted flight around the world. This is her story.

The Review

A vibrant, inspiring addition to this fabulous series of graphic novels celebration the achievements of inspirational women.

“I believe that a girl should not do what she thinks she should do, but should find out through experience what she wants to do.”

It’s Her Story: Amelia Earhart takes us back to her childhood, where we meet a child with big dreams and a thirst for adventure. We see her determination to achieve whatever she sets out to do through hard work and perseverance. I loved learning about Neta Snook along the way, the woman who taught her to drive and fly, at a time when few women did.

Only the fourth woman to receive a U.S. transport pilot’s license, we learn about the records she broke, and the trips she flew before, on her final adventure, she disappeared in 1937.

With teacher notes to go with it, there are a host of uses in the classroom beyond Reading For Pleasure. Make sure you check out the other books in the series too, about Rosa Parkes, Marie Curie, Dolly Parton and Shirley Chisholm.

Huge thanks to Sunbird Books and Nicky Potter for sending me a copy.

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