Bessie Coleman

Like Amelia Earhart, Bessie Coleman had to fight hard to prove to people that she was capable of being a pilot. What was different in her case was that she was not just a woman, but she was an African-American woman. She had two prejudices to overcome. To find more books about African-Americans who overcame great obstacles take a look at the Black History Month feature and the features about African Americans in the biographies section.
Bessie Coleman: Daring Stunt Pilot

Bessie Coleman: Daring Stunt Pilot

Trina Robbins
Illustrator:  Ken Steacy 
Nonfiction graphic novel  Series
For ages 7 to 9
Capstone Press, 2007   ISBN: 978-0736868518
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Wings and Rockets: The Story of Women in Air and Space

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

Jeannine Atkins
Illustrator:  Dusan Petricic 
Nonfiction
For ages 10 to 12
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003   ISBN: 978-0374384500
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Bessie Coleman: Daring to Fly

Bessie Coleman: Daring to Fly

Sally M. Walker
Illustrator:  Janice Lee Porter 
Nonfiction
For ages 7 to 10
Lerner, 2003   ISBN: 978-0876149195
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Fly High: The Story of Bessie Coleman

Fly High: The Story of Bessie Coleman

Louise Borden, Mary Kay Kroeger
Illustrator:  Teresa Flavin 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 8 to 12
Simon and Schuster, 2004   ISBN: 978-0689864629
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Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman

Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman

Nikki Grimes
Illustrator:  Earl B. Lewis 
Picture Book
For ages 8 and up
Scholastic, 2002   ISBN: 978-0439352437
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Bessie Coleman: Daring Stunt Pilot

Bessie Coleman: Daring Stunt Pilot

Trina Robbins
Illustrator:  Ken Steacy 
Nonfiction Graphic Novel  Series
For ages 7 to 9
Capstone Press, 2007   ISBN: 0736868518
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