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Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
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Feb 11, 09

bookshelves: historical_fiction, ya-books

Don't read this because of the blurb on the back by Newbery/Printz teacher's pet Jacqueline Woodson.

Don't read it just because it's a window on a seldom told story of women in WWII. Don't read it just because of the theme of an African American woman trying to pass for white in the segregated world of the 1940s. Don't read it just because you're looking for another "girls can do anything they put their minds to it despite the odds" sort of read.

Read it because it's well written, well researched and has a totally believable heroine.

Ida Mae Jones and her world come alive in this book, and anyone, teen or adult who reads it will be drawn into the story.

This is what good storytelling is all about, pure and simple.
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