What is the book fly girl about
Flygirl by Sherri L. SmithIda Mae Jones dreams of flight. Her daddy was a pilot and being black didnt stop him from fulfilling his dreams. But her daddys gone now, and being a woman, and being black, are two strikes against her.
When America enters the war with Germany and Japan, the Army creates the WASP, the Women Airforce Service Pilots - and Ida suddenly sees a way to fly as well as do something significant to help her brother stationed in the Pacific. But even the WASP wont accept her as a black woman, forcing Ida Mae to make a difficult choice of passing, of pretending to be white to be accepted into the program. Hiding ones racial heritage, denying ones family, denying ones self is a heavy burden. And while Ida Mae chases her dream, she must also decide who it is she really wants to be.
Book review: FlyGirl by Sherri L. Smith
Ida Mae loves to fly. Her daddy taught her how before he died in a tractor accident on their Louisiana farm. But opportunities to be a pilot are limited—if not nonexistent—for someone who is Black and a woman in the South in Then things change rapidly. Pearl Harbor is attacked by the Japanese, the nation is thrust into the war, and Ida Mae wants to do more than collect silk stockings for parachutes and save cooking fat—especially with her older brother Thomas in the Army. Hoping her light skin will not betray her racial background and determined to do whatever she can to keep her brother safe, the young woman applies—and is accepted into the WASP training program.
Ida Mae Jones dreams of flight. When America enters the war with Germany and Japan, the Army creates the WASP, the Women Airforce Service Pilots - and Ida suddenly sees a way to fly as well as do someth Ida Mae Jones dreams of flight. Flygirls by Sherri L. Smith is an absolute must.
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Author: Sherri L. He was a pilot and he shared his love of flying with his daughter, something very unusual for Blacks or for women in the s. Ida Mae decides the call is her opportunity to fly. In deciding to answer the call, she decides to pass for white. You had to always remember how to behave, how to react, where to go, what to say and how to say it. Although this is a fictitious story, this is something that some black people of that era chose to do in order to have a better job, better life or give up playing the game of race.