Saturday, October 27, 2007

Review: Wings and Rockets: The Story of Women in Air and Space

Review: Wings and Rockets: The Story of Women in Air and Space
Heannine Atkins, illustrations by Dusan Petricic
2003

I'm busy writing the review for this, which will be published on the You Fly, Girl website, but here's the TOC. It's for kids and teens, and recommended, though there are a few very minor annoyances with it.

Here’s the table of contents for Wings and Rockets

Dreams and Beginnings (1903-1926)
1. Katharine Wright (the Wright Brothers’ sister)
2. Blanche Stuart Takes Off
3. Brave Bessie Coleman

The First Woman’s Cross-Country Air Race (1929)
4. Amelia Earhart - the race begins
5. Disaster for Amelia Earhart
6. Amelia Earhart and Another Dream

Friendships and War (1932-1944)
7. Jackie Cochran Learns to Fly
8. Jackie Cochran and Amelia Earhart
9. Jackie Cochran and the WASP
10. After the War - Ann Baumgartner and Jackie Cochran

How High Can We Go - Women in Space (1960-1999)
11. Jerrie Cobb and the Mercury 13
12. Shannon Lucid and NASA
13. Eileen Collins and the Air Force
14. Shannon Lucid in Mir
15. Commander Eileen Collins

A note from the author

Important years in women’s aviation history

Bibliography

Web sites

Index

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