Publisher description for Sky high : the true story of Maggie Gee / by Marissa Moss ; illustrated by Carl Angel.
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When I was little, something special happened every Sunday. Other families went to baseball games or the movies, but not mine . . . We went to watch the airplanes. . . .
Maggie dreamed of flying--just like her favorite pilot, Amelia Earhart. She told her brothers and sisters stories of flying across oceans and deserts, and all around the world. But in the 1920s and 1930s, few girls took to the sky.
Then, when Maggie grew up, her whole world changed overnight: the United States entered World War II, and everyone in her family was affected. Maggie knew that this was the time to support her country--and it was her chance to fly. Young Maggie Gee became one of only two Chinese American Women Airforce Service Pilots to serve in WWII.
Based on the true adventures of a girl not bound by gravity, Marissa Moss's stirring story and Carl Angel's brilliant illustrations depict what determination, bravery, and boundless possibilities look like when dreams are allowed to soar sky high.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Gee, Maggie, -- 1923- -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American -- Juvenile literature.
Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female -- Juvenile literature.
Women air pilots -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Air pilots, Military -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.