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Counter The Great Lives Series

Witness history in the making as you turn the pages of time and discover the fascinating lives of famous explorers, leaders of 20th century politics and government, and great Americans.

Amelia Earhart

Challenging the Skies

When Amelia Earhart vanished over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 during her attempt to make the first round-the-world flight via the equator, it sparked one of the century's greatest mysteries. Did she crash? Was she taken prisoner by the Japanese? Was she on a spying mission for the U.S government? Is she alive today?

The First Woman To Fly Across the Atlantic!

Amelia Earhart: Challenging the Skies is the story of a compelling woman whose achievements spurred the growth of commercial aviation and furthered the cause of women's rights, as well. Accompany Amelia into the dangerous skies of the first days of flight and watch as she tames them with a daring all her own!

The Great Lives Series has been developed under the auspices of Dr. Frank Moretti, Ph.D., Associate Headmaster of The Dalton School in New York City; Dr. Paul Mattingly, Ph.D., Professor of History at New York University; and Barbara Smith, M.S., Assistant Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937 Juvenile literature, Air pilots United States Biography Juvenile literature, Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937, Air pilots, Women Biography