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Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
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Flygirl

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Length 8 hours 36 minutes
Language English
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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.

Sherri L. Smith is the author of several novels for young adults, including the critically acclaimed Flygirl, Orleans, and The Toymaker’s Apprentice. She lives in Los Angeles.

Bahni Turpin is an experienced audiobook narrator and actress who has appeared in numerous television productions as well as films. An ensemble member of the Cornerstone Theater Company, she also works as a yoga instructor. She currently resides in Los Angeles, where she founded the SoLA Food Co-op.

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Reviews

“This breakthrough title adds a new story to the shelves of World War II books.”

“A dynamic, heartfelt novel.”

“Smith brings a gripping perspective to bear upon a lesser-known piece of America’s past…The author has an expert grasp on her subject, and readers will learn plenty.”

“A thrilling, but little-known story that begs to be told. The book is at once informative and entertaining.”

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