Author(s): Sherri L. Smith
Original Publish Date: Jan 22, 2009
Product Number: EB00386485
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781440699283
Publisher: Speak
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Read Sherri L. Smith's posts on the Penguin Blog Ida Mae Jones dreams of flight. Her daddy was a pilot and being black didn't stop him from fulfilling his dreams. But her daddy's gone now, and being a woman, and being black, are two strikes against her. When America enters the war with Germany and Japan, the Army creates the WASP, the Women's Airforce Service Pilots—and Ida suddenly sees a way to fly as well as do something significant to help her brother stationed in the Pacific. But even the WASP won't accept her as a black woman, forcing Ida Mae to make a difficult choice of "passing," of pretending to be white to be accepted into the program. Hiding one's racial heritage, denying one's family, denying one's self is a heavy burden. And while Ida Mae chases her dream, she must also decide who it is she really wants to be.

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Author(s): Sherri L. Smith
Narrator(s): Bahni Turpin
Product Number Z100132927
Released: Apr 24, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538547489

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