November 7, 2012
Dreams come true for female pilot
Sky High: The True Story of Maggie Gee
by Marissa Moss
illustrated by Carl Angel
Every Sunday afternoon, Maggie Gee's family would drive to the airport to watch the planes take off. Maggie idolized Amelia Earhart and wanted to be a pilot like her. Maggie's parents weren't exactly encouraging. They preferred to tell stories about their own lives, which were truer than her not-yet-true dreams.
Maggie Gee went on to become one of only two Chinese-Americans who served with the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) during World War II. Told in first-person perspective, the book ably captures the joy of flight and Gee's desire to craft her own story.