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Have you ever looked up into the sky, seen an airplane, and wondered where it was going and who was flying it? Aviation is the study of the design, development and production, and operation of aircraft. In Aviation: Cool Women Who Fly, children ages 9 to 12 learn about this fascinating field and meet three successful women working in aviation. Meg Godlewski is a master certified flight instructor, Kristin Wolfe is a pilot in the Air Force, and Taylor McConnell is a production support engineer.
Nomad Press books in the Girls in Science series supply a bridge between girls’ interests and their potential futures by investigating science careers and introducing women who have succeeded in science. Compelling stories of real-life aviation experts provide readers with role models that they can look toward as examples of success.
Aviation: Cool Women Who Fly uses engaging content, links to primary sources, and essential questions to whet kids’ appetites for further exploration and study of aviation. This book explores the history of aviation, the women who helped pioneer flight, and the multitude of varied careers in this exciting and important field. Both boys and girls are encouraged to let their imaginations and dreams soar.
Carmella Van Vleet is a former teacher and the author of several books for Nomad Press, including Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions You Can Build Yourself, Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself, and several titles in the Explore Your World Series. She lives in Lewis Center, Ohio.
Lena H. Chandhok earned her degree from the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2011. Her work for Nomad Press includes illustrating Technology: Cool Women Who Design and Astronomy: Cool Women in Space. Lena currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Into the Wild, Blue Yonder Chapter 1: Aviation: Taking to the Skies Chapter 2: Meg Godlewski, Master Certified Flight Instructor Chapter 3: Kristin Wolf, Air Force Pilot Chapter 4: Sara McDale, Aeronautical Analyst Essential Questions Timeline Glossary Resources Index