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Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine
Join Ruth Law on her daring record-breaking flight!
On November 19, 1916 Ruth bundled up in four flying suits and a skirt, ready to make history. She planned to fly her little biplane from Chicago to New York City in one day. No one had done it before. Aviation experts thought the flight was doomed. Impossible! But that didn't stop Ruth. What Ruth Law did next amazed America.
Raul Colon is an award-winning illustrator of children's books.
★ Lang builds suspense with comparisons and questions . . . this title underscores the pilot's achievement and conveys her exhilaration." —School Library Journal, starred review
★ "(A) magnificent, long overdue flight from history straight into the present." —Booklist, starred review
“Lang keeps the focus on Law’s determination, while a closing description of ‘icicles dangl[ing] from her hair’ is a visceral reminder of the daring of her feat.” —Publisher’s Weekly
"Lang's portrait commemorates the centennial of Ruth Law's record-breaking flight from Chicago to New York….Effectively employing short, staccato phrases, Lang creates a riveting, "you are there" narrative…. Colón's rich compositions…use a primary palette of gold and charcoal brown, with layers of turquoise for water and sky….A well-crafted tribute to a fascinating aviation pioneer." —Kirkus Review
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2017 NSTA Best STEM Book
CCBC Choices 2017 list
CBC 2017 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
Bank Street's 2017 Best Children's Books of the Year
2017 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award
2017 Amelia Bloomer Project List
2017 Paterson Prize, Honorable Mention
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