Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine

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By Heather Lang
Publisher Calkins Creek
Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine
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A National Science Teachers Association, Best STEM BookOn November 19, 1916, at 8:25 a.m., Ruth Law took off on a flight that aviation experts thought was doomed. She set off to fly nonstop from Chicago to New York City. Sitting at the controls of her small biplane, exposed to the elements, Law battled fierce winds and numbing cold. When her engine ran out of fuel, she glided for two miles and landed at Hornell, New York. Even though she fell short of her goal, she had broken the existing crosscountry distance record. And with her plane refueled, she got back in the air and headed for New York City where crowds waited to greet her. In this wellresearched, actionpacked picture book, Heather Lang and Raal Colan recreate a thrilling moment in aviation history. Includes an afterword with archival photographs.

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1285 words1,285 words
40 pages40 pages
Lexile AD700LLexile AD700L
Grade K to 3Grade K to 3
Age 5-8Age 5-8
Published 2016Published 2016

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