Today is Amelia Earhart’s birthday! Check out some of our great books on this ground-breaking pilot.
I Am Amelia Earhart by Brad Meltzer
Presents the life of the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, who mysteriously disappeared in 1937 while attempting to fly around the world. This is a great book for beginning readers or to read to preschoolers.
Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean by Sarah Stewart Taylor
Grace, an aspiring young journalist, is excited when Amelia Earhart arrives in her town of Trepassey, Newfoundland, on June 4, 1928. Earhart wants to become the first female passenger to cross the Atlantic Ocean by air. Grace is there to see them–and to receive Earhart’s telegram announcing their arrival in Ireland after twenty hours and forty minutes in flight.
Amelia Lost: the Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming
This is one of my favorite books! It talks about the mysterious ham radio messages that were heard after Amelia disappeared. There is much speculation that these messages came from Amelia herself.