You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen (Paperback)

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In this "masterful, inspiring evocation of an era" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford "wields the power of poetry to tell the] gripping historical story" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) of the Tuskegee Airmen: pioneering African-American pilots who triumphed in the skies and past the color barrier during World War II.

I WANT YOU says the poster of Uncle Sam. But if you're a young black man in 1940, he doesn't want you in the cockpit of a war plane. Yet you are determined not to let that stop your dream of flying.

So when you hear of a civilian pilot training program at Tuskegee Institute, you leap at the chance. Soon you are learning engineering and mechanics, how to communicate in code, how to read a map. At last the day you've longed for is here: you are flying

From training days in Alabama to combat on the front lines in Europe, this is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the groundbreaking African-American pilots of World War II. In vibrant second-person poems, Carole Boston Weatherford teams up for the first time with her son, artist Jeffery Weatherford, in a powerful and inspiring book that allows readers to fly, too.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781481449397
ISBN-10: 1481449397
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 4th, 2017
Pages: 96
Language: English