A Book About Female Pilots In WW2
Flying Fillies centers on a 12-year-old cowgirl whose friendship with the WASP pilots inspires her to pursue her dreams.
Empowering book about Female Pilots
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Author Christy Hui introduces her debut novel, Flying Fillies, a historical fiction for kids 8 & up.
You may have heard of Rosie the Riveter. But have you heard of the WASP of WWII? Inspired by historical events, Flying Fillies introduces readers to the female pilots of WW2.
It was a sleepy Sunday morning when enemy planes appeared above the idyllic island of Oahu, dive-bombing the U.S. fleet and leaving over twenty ships in flames and more than two thousand Americans dead. The U.S. is plunged into World War II!
Defeat would mean a future too horrible to imagine, so every American must play their part, including 12-year-old Dawn Springfield. As if she didn’t have enough to worry about. Grieving over her beloved horse, Dawn is coping with moving, starting a new school, making new friends—and enemies. Now she has Hitler to deal with as well.
Undeterred, Dawn volunteers at the nearby Avenger Field, where her aunt Georgia is one of the first to sign up for a revolutionary experiment: the WASPs—Women Airforce Service Pilots. It’s not long before women from across America join, eager to relieve their male counterparts needed in combat missions on the battlefront.
Through laughter and tears, triumph and disaster, Dawn watches the WASPs—or the Flying Fillies as she nicknames them—overcome every obstacle and soar to new heights. They show her that girls can dream big and do extraordinary things—for the sky’s the limit!
Special Feature: This chapter book includes historical photos generously provided by The National WASP WWII Museum in Sweetwater, Texas, showcasing the WASPs who shattered glass ceilings in the U.S. Air Force eighty years ago!
The Flying Fillies, by Christy Hui, makes for a fun and entertaining read for children ages 8 & up.
For parents and grandparents, reading Flying Fillies aloud to your young ones is precious family bonding time. “Humdinger!” <That’s right, ask granny what that means.>
Young readers will learn about WW2, the WASPs, and what it’s like growing up during wartime through Dawn’s eyes.
This illuminating chapter book offers middle school kids an engaging way to learn history! Who says history is boring? They just haven’t found the right book, yet!
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A Book About Female Pilots In WW2: Inspired by Historical Events
Watch the WASP trainees undergo intense training for their flying missions. Captured at The National WASP WWII Museum, Sweetwater, Texas.