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Books illustrated by Malene Laugesen

Flying Solo: How Ruth Elder Soared into America's Heart

By: Julie Cummins
Illustrated by: Malene Laugesen
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Nonfiction

Ruth Elder was a beauty queen but in 1927 she showed her pluck when she and a copilot took off for Paris. Though she didn't make it that time, she continued to demonstrate that women were fine pilots and could fly solo. Ruth's early life and aviation is fascinatingly revealed through evocative narration and illustration.

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