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FREE READ ☆ Me and the Sky Å The groundbreaking female pilot featured in the hit Broadway musical Come from Away tells her story in this high flying and inspiring picture book autobiographyWhen Beverley Bass was a young girl in the late 1950s she told her parents she wanted to fly planes and they told her that girls couldn't be pilots Still they encourT all female crewed flight shortly thereafter Her revolutionary career became even newsworthy when she was forced to land in the remote town of Gander Newfoundland on September 11 2001 due to US airspace closures After several days there she flew her crew and passengers safely hom. Me and the Sky Captain Beverly Bass Pioneering Pilot by Beverley Bass illustrated by Joanie Stone BIOGRAPHY PICTURE BOOK Alfred A Knopf 2019 18 ISBN 9780525645498BUYING ADVISORY EL K 3 EL – ADVISABLEAUDIENCE APPEAL AVERAGEStarting when she was still riding in a stroller Beverly loved planes She dreamed about flying and never let “can’t” stop her from pursuing her flying goals even though she heard that word lots Girls didn’t take flying lessons A girl couldn’t fly passenger planes Who would trust a girl in their jumbo jet’s cockpit But flying planes did not take big muscles just brains and determination both of which Beverley had plenty She became the first female to captain an American Airlines commercial airlinerThough the illustrations seem fairly flat and ordinary to me the story is an important one in the march toward eual rights for women Three pages of back matter provide information about Beverley’s story including her experience during 9 11 which became part of an award winning Broadway musicalPK Foster MLS elementary school teacher librarianhttpskissthebookjrblogspotcom20

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The groundbreaking female pilot featured in the hit Broadway musical Come from Away tells her story in this high flying and inspiring picture book autobiographyWhen Beverley Bass was a young girl in the late 1950s she told her parents she wanted to fly planes and they told her tha. I'm a huge fan of the musical Come From Away so I was very excited to come across this book in the library from the real person upon whom one of the musical's characters is based It's intended for children so we get a nice simple message of how determination and hard work is needed to achieve one's dreams especially when you are a woman breaking into a profession dominated by men It was an odd choice though to tell this autobiographical story in the third person

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Me and the SkyT girls couldn't be pilots Still they encouraged her and brought her to a nearby airport to watch the planes take off and landAfter decades of refusing to take no for an answer in 1986 Beverley became the first female pilot promoted to captain by American Airlines and led the firs. I loved this book Me and the Sky is a great book that is inspirational and full of nicely illustrated pictures This autobiography guides you through the life of Beverley Bass a young girl who is eager to one day fly planes However throughout her whole life she is told that she wouldn't be able to fly a plane because that's a mans job but she is determined to prove those who told her that wrong We soon learn that after hard work and dedication Beverley becomes the first female captain for American Airlines I would love to introduce this book for a unit in grades 3 5 on eual rights and women's rights having students reflect on what they want to do and be when they grow up and to show them that if you put your mind to something it is possible to achieve it no matter what society tells you This would also be a good book to introduce as an introductory to writing autobiographies and biographies Me and the Sky could also be used in a unit on American History that include the accomplishments of the Wright Brothers Amelia Earhart as well as Beverley Bass As uoted in the book No dream is too big Dream big and soar high