You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen

ISBN-10: 1481449397
ISBN-13: 9781481449397
Author: Weatherford, Carole Boston
Interest Level: 4-7
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

Publication Date: July 2017

Copyright: 2016

Page Count: 96


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Interest Level

Grades 4-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Z
Lexile: 910L
Accelerated Reader Level: 6.0
Accelerated Reader Points: 1.0
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BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century

JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American

Description
Award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford's innovative history in verse celebrates the story of the Tuskegee Airmen: pioneering African-American pilots who triumphed in the skies and past the color barrier. I WANT YOU! says the poster of Uncle Sam. But if you're a young black man in 1940, he doesn't want you in the cockpit of a war plane. Yet you are determined not to let that stop your dream of flying. So when you hear of a civilian pilot training program at Tuskegee Institute, you leap at the chance. Soon you are learning engineering and mechanics, how to communicate in code, how to read a map. At last the day you've longed for is here: you are flying! From training days in Alabama to combat on the front lines in Europe, this is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the groundbreaking African-American pilots of World War II. In vibrant second-person poems, Carole Boston Weatherford teams up for the first time with her son, artist Jeffery Weatherford, in a powerful and inspiring book that allows readers to fly, too.
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