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Amelia Earhart by Sarah Stewart Taylor
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Feb 20, 12

bookshelves: graphic-novels, kid-graphic-novels, biography, nonfiction
Read in January, 2012

I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't know there were other female pilots competing in a race across the Atlantic, but it makes sense. This graphic novel biography gave me chills, especially p. 51. More of my thoughts here:

Also interesting: How much telegrams were like text messages in their abbreviated-ness. Everything old is new again. :)

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act; the rest is merely tenacity," Amelia said. "You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life. And the procedure, the process is its own reward."

From the Panel Discussions: "...she learned that her pilot, Wilmer Stultz, and mechanic, Lou Gordon, would be well compensated for their contributions to the transatlantic flight, while her only reward would be gaining recognition as the first woman to cross the Atlantic by air." -p. 77

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