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Queen Bess

Queen Bess

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Written by Doris L. RichAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Doris L. Rich

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 172 pages
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  • Publisher: Smithsonian Books
  • On Sale: May 17, 1995
  • Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-56098-618-8 (1-56098-618-2)
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Here is the brief but intense life of Bessie Coleman, America’s first African American woman aviator. Born in 1892 in Atlanta, Texas, she became known as “Queen Bess,” a barnstormer and flying-circus performer who defied the strictures of race, sex, and society in pursuit of a dream.

“A vivid portrait of a remarkable woman. . . . A timely and engaging introduction to a woman of stunning accomplishment and courage who deserves a place of high honor in the pantheon of early flying.”–Kirkus