Pam Muñoz Ryan; Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
On the night of April 20, 1933, the First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, entertained her friend Amelia Earhart, the celebrated aviator, at a White House dinner party. Amelia described the mystery of flying at night, and then invited Eleanor to come along on a flight to Baltimore and back so they could see Washington, D.C. from the air. (The night-lit panorama of the capitol building seen from the air is dazzling in Selznick's silvery colored pencil illustrations.) In return, the next day Eleanor took Amelia on a fast drive in her new motorcar.
Themes : BIOGRAPHICAL FICTION. FLIGHT. HISTORICAL FICTION. PICTURE BOOKS FOR OLDER READERS. WOMEN.
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- A stupendous new high for children’s graphic novels, spearheaded by comics maestro Sturm.
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