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Event date: 
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
645 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003


Join us from 4 to 5 for our November meeting! We will be reading and discussing Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith.


All Ida Mae Jones wants to do is fly. Her daddy was a pilot, and years after his death she feels closest to him when she's in the air. But as a young black woman in 1940s Louisiana, she knows the sky is off limits to her, until America enters World War II, and the Army forms the WASP-Women Airforce Service Pilots. Ida has a chance to fulfill her dream if she's willing to use her light skin to pass as a white girl. She wants to fly more than anything, but Ida soon learns that denying one's self and family is a heavy burden, and ultimately it's not what you do but who you are that's most important.


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ISBN: 9780142417256
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Speak - September 16th, 2010