You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen
From training days in Alabama to combat on the front lines of Europe, this is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the groundbreaking African American pilots of World War II.
I WANT YOU! says the poster of Uncle Sam. But if you're a young black man in 1940, he doesn't want you in the cockpit of a war plane. Yet you are determined not to let that stop your dream of flying. So when you hear of a civilian pilot training program at Tuskegee Institute, you leap at the chance. Soon you are learning engineering and mechanics, how to communicate in code, how to read a map. At last the day you've longed for is here: you are flying! From training days in Alabama to combat on the front lines in Europe, this is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the groundbreaking African American pilots of World War II. In vibrant second-person poems, Carole Boston Weatherford teams up for the first time with her son, artist Jeffrey Weatherford, in a powerful and inspiring book that allows readers to fly, too.
|Lexile ® Measure||910L|
|Product Type||Paperback Books|
|Book Type||Middle Grade Nonfiction|
|Additional Contributor||Jeffery Boston Weatherford|
|Primary Contributor||Carole Boston Weatherford|
|Age Groups||Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster, Inc.|