This week we are sharing two fantastic books about Amelia Earhart. ‘Who Was Amelia Earhart?’ Written by Kate Boehm Jerome illustrated by Nancy Harrison and ‘I am Amelia Earhart’ written by Brad Meltzer illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos help us bring Women’s History Month to a close. Amelia Earhart was the first female pilot to fly solo and to fly across the Atlantic and Pacific ocean and overall fascinating woman. Both books take you through Amelia’s life but in different ways.
‘Who Was Amelia Earhart?’ Written by Kate Boehm Jerome illustrated by Nancy Harrison takes readers on a journey of the first female pilot to fly solo, it is filled with facts about the exciting life of Amelia Earhart. The reader goes deeply through Amelia’s childhood and life events leading up to her last flight. We learn about what was important to her and what she loved most of all. We learn about her strong independent spirit and her tremendous heart. She was more than the first woman to fly solo. She was more than a pilot. She was a powerful woman who made a name for herself, all on her own. She never took no for an answer and always strove for more. She was an unstoppable woman!
‘I am Amelia Earhart’ written by Brad Meltzer illustrated Christopher Eliopoulos is a fun picture book that takes you on the journey of Amelia’s life from childhood and beyond. It is perfect for the younger, beginning readers and written more like a story than a biography. It is filled with facts that will inspire little readers to dream big and never give up.
Both of these stories were exciting and inspiring. Introducing and teaching the reader all about Amelia Earhart and she never quit spirit. If you are looking for an in-depth look at Amelia Earhart than I highly recommend ‘Who was Amelia Earhart?’. You will not be sorry with the Who was/ Who is series, always a great look at the subject that they are writing about. They are high-quality books, filled with facts that children still find fun and engaging. If you have a beginning reader or looking for a great read-aloud for elementary aged children (preschool to about 2nd grade) I highly recommend “I am Amelia Earhart’. These are companion books to the Who was/ Who is series, and they are amazing. Everyone will enjoy this story and learn a little along the way. They are fun, colorful and exciting for children of a variety of ages. Even though Isabella is an advanced reader she loved this story, and while AJ is a beginning reader he liked listening to this story.
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