Amelia Earhart's fearless, adventuresome spirit leads to hair-raising rides down her homemade roller coaster, and she is enthralled with the wonders of the new "flying machines" during a family vacation to the Iowa State Fair.
As she matures, she is fulfilled by her work as a nurse's aide and begins to consider a career in medicine. This idea "flies out the window," however, when she pays a pilot $1.00 to take her up for a short "hop" in his plane. From then on, the science of aviation becomes her passion as flying becomes her career.
She follows her dreams with an indomitable spirit, and her story will inspire students to pursue their own budding interests, whatever they may be, and will also reinforce the importance of family, respect for others and individuality.
Elementary School, Kindergarten, Middle School
Connecticut CT, Maine ME, Massachusetts MA, New Hampshire NH, New Jersey NJ, New York NY, Rhode Island RI