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The flying girl : how Aida de Acosta learned to soar / Margarita Engle ; illustrated by Sara Palacios.

Engle, Margarita (author.). Palacios, Sara, (illustrator.).

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  • 11 of 11 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Silas Bronson Library.
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Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury JB ACOSTA, A ENG (Text to phone) 34005100472736 Juvenile Biography Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: "Six months before the famous Wright Brothers' first flight, Aída de Acosta became the first woman to fly a powered aircraft."--
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8.
K to grade 3.
Awards Note:
Charter Oak Children’s Book Award (COCBA) Nominee, 2018-2019.
Subject: Acosta, Aida de 1884-1962 Juvenile literature
Santos-Dumont, Alberto 1873-1932 Juvenile literature
Women air pilots United States Biography Juvenile literature
Women in aeronautics History Juvenile literature
Flight History Juvenile literature
Airships Juvenile literature
Picture books for children
Genre: Biographies.
Picture books.

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The Flying Girl : How Aida de Acosta Learned to Soar
The Flying Girl : How Aida de Acosta Learned to Soar
by Engle, Margarita; Palacios, Sara (Illustrator)
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The Flying Girl : How Aida de Acosta Learned to Soar


In this beautiful picture book filled with soaring words and buoyant illustrations, award-winners Margarita Engle and Sara Palacios tell the inspiring true story of Aída de Acosta, the first woman to fly a motorized aircraft. On a lively street in the lovely city of Paris, a girl named Aída glanced up and was dazzled by the sight of an airship. Oh, how she wished she could soar through the sky like that! The inventor of the airship, Alberto, invited Aída to ride with him, but she didn't want to be a passenger. She wanted to be the pilot. Aída was just a teenager, and no woman or girl had ever flown before. She didn't let that stop her, though. All she needed was courage and a chance to try.
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