I loved this picture book. It was based around a woman named Ruth Law, who was a pioneer female flyer. She made a solo flight from Chicago, to the big city of New York. Or at least she was hoping to. It never ended up happening. She would end up being the first to fly solo for that long.
" I wouldn't give a cent for any experience that didn't scare me a little. The scare is part of the thrill."
This book will empower young girls, and show any child that they can do whatever the set there mind on. If it doesn't work out, the risk you took was knowledge gained. This is a powerful message that children of all ages need to hear more of.
Lets talk about the art for a few. Apparently Prisma color pencils and lithograph crayons were used to create the illustrations for the book. Which creates quite an interesting effect in the end. One that is different any other childrens book I have read.
Disclaimer I received this book for review from Boyds Mills Press in exchange for my honest and completely unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.
On November 19, 1916, at 8:25 a.m., Ruth Law took off on a flight that aviation experts thought was doomed. She set off to fly nonstop from Chicago to New York City. Sitting at the controls of her small bi-plane, exposed to the elements, Law battled fierce winds and numbing cold. When her engine ran out of fuel, she glided for two miles and landed at Hornell, New York.
Even though she fell short of her goal, she had broken the existing cross-country distance record. And with her plane refueled, she got back in the air and headed for New York City where crowds waited to greet her. In this well-researched, action-packed picture book, Heather Lang and Raúl Colón recreate a thrilling moment in aviation history. Includes an afterword with archival photographs