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Talkin" about Bessie the story of aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes

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Published by Orchard Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Coleman, Bessie, -- 1896-1926 -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature,
  • African American women air pilots -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature,
  • Air pilots -- United States -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature

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About the Edition

A biography of the woman who became the first licensed Afro-American pilot.

Edition Notes

Other titlesTalking about Bessie, Center for Educational Pluralism Collection.
Statementby Nikki Grimes ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis.
GenreAnecdotes, Juvenile literature.
ContributionsLewis, Earl B.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (unpaged) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15525799M
ISBN 100439352436
OCLC/WorldCa50410100

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