“Hui’s captivating debut portrays America’s early involvement in World War II… Determination and perseverance are fundamental themes throughout this historical tale, and readers of every age will be enthralled,” according to BookLife.
For educators, teachers, and parents who are homeschooling, “Flying Fillies is a top recommendation for libraries … The engrossing history and psychological pull of the story bring the era and its women to life. More so than most other accounts of World War II for young readers, it connects the dots between personal passion and higher-level thinking and life experiences…” commented D. Donovan of Midwest Book Review.
Recommended by book professionals, parents, and grandparents, Hui’s debut novel is inspired by true events and introduces readers to the unsung, heroic WASP—Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII. “The WASP were some of the bravest female pilots in American history—an elite flying squadron that offered invaluable service to the country in WWII,” Lisa Taylor, executive director of the National WASP WWII Museum, says. “I’m delighted to see the WASP story spotlighted in this engaging historical fiction,” added Taylor.
“Selecting good books for children matters now—more than ever. Young readers will discover a chapter of World War II history rarely told,” Author Hui expresses.
Flying Fillies profiles positive role models in women who are confident, courageous, and strong.
Praise For Flying Fillies
From the author: “Growing up in China, I longed to read engaging historical novels. But there weren’t any authentic titles available then. So I wrote Flying Fillies to showcase the ideals so abundantly shared amongst the Greatest Generation. The WASP of WWII personify inspiring human qualities. ”