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Help kids ages 6 to 9 discover the life of Amelia Earhart―a story about daring to be different
Amelia Earhart became the first woman pilot to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane―and she broke many other flight records before her mysterious disappearance. Before she made history and changed the world for pilots everywhere, Amelia was an adventure-loving kid who wasn’t afraid to be different. She worked hard and learned how to fly airplanes at a time when many people didn’t think women should be pilots. Explore how Amelia Earhart went from being a young girl growing up in Kansas to an American hero and a celebrated pioneer of flight.
The Story of Amelia Earhart includes:
- Lasting change―Learn about how Amelia Earhart made the world a better place for future generations of pilots.
- Test your knowledge―Take a fun quiz about the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Amelia’s life.
- Word definitions―Find easy-to-understand definitions for some of the more advanced words and ideas in the book.
How will Amelia’s hard work and love of adventure inspire you?
From the Publisher
Learn more about the life of Amelia Earhart:
Amelia wasn’t afraid to be different
She didn’t know if she wanted to get married. When most girls and women were wearing dresses, Amelia preferred pants. She kept her hair short. It was hard for Amelia because she wasn’t what people thought a woman should be. She had to make her own path to follow.
Her first plane ride changed her life
Amelia knew she wanted to fly planes after she rode in one for the first time. She worked hard to get her pilot’s license. In 1922, Amelia broke her first world record. She was the first woman to fly above 14,000 feet.
Amelia became famous and broke many flight records
Amelia was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross by the United States Congress for her record-setting flight across the Atlantic Ocean. She also got the National Geographic Society’s Gold Medal from President Herbert Hoover.
Her legacy lives on today
Amelia mysteriously disappeared during her attempt to fly all the way around the globe. That didn’t stop her from becoming an American hero, though. She was a pioneer in flight who set many records for women pilots. She worked for equal rights for women and inspired girls to dream big.