Thursday, June 26

Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
Candace Fleming

My rating: ★★★★

ISBN: 9780375841989
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
Date of publication: February 8, 2011
Age: Grades 4 - 8
Genre: Nonfiction

Themes: biography, flying, female pilot, mystery

Awards: Cybils Awards for Young Adult Nonfiction (2011), NCBLA - Notable Children's Books in the English Language Arts (2012) 

Growing up, Amelia Earhart was a tomboy and loved to play and romp around. However, her family had to move a lot, and her dad was a drunkard. They were very poor, but Amelia didn’t let that stop her when she saw her first plane. She was soon a very popular pilot, thanks to some skillful publicity and her daring feats. But, of course, it was her disappearance that is a puzzle even today. Where did Amelia Earhart end up?

It's true; I'm a bit behind since this came out a while ago. But Amelia Earhart was my first biography report as a young girl and I’ve always been fascinated with her story. This book was fabulously written—unbiased, factual, yet entertaining—breaking up the chapters with her last words over radio when she disappeared. I definitely recommend it.

Find it at your library, or on Amazon

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