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Born to Fly Born To Fly Books Author Steve Sheinkin Terrapin Info.co.uk Born To Fly Is The Gripping Story Of The Fearless Women Pilots Who Aimed For The Skies And Beyond.Just Nine Years After American Women Finally Got The Right To Vote, A Group Of Trailblazers Soared To New Heights In The 1929 Air Derby, The First Women S Air Race Across The U.S Follow The Incredible Lives Of Legend Amelia Earhart, Who Has Captivated Generations Marvel Crosson, Who Built A Plane Before She Even Learned How To Fly Louise Thaden, Who Shattered Jaw Dropping Altitude Records And Elinor Smith, Who At Age Seventeen Made Headlines When She Flew Under The Brooklyn Bridge.These Awe Inspiring Stories Culminate In A Suspenseful, Nail Biting Rate Across The Country That Brings To Life The Glory And Grit Of The Dangerous And Thrilling Early Days Of Flying, Expertly Told By The Master Of Nonfiction History For Young Readers, National Book Award Finalist Steve Sheinkin.Featuring Illustrations By Bijou Karman.


About the Author: Steve Sheinkin

was born in Brooklyn, NY, and my family lived in Mississippi and Colorado before moving back to New York and settling in the suburbs north of New York City As a kid my favorite books were action stories and outdoor adventures sea stories, searches for buried treasure, sharks eating people that kind of thing Probably my all time favorite was a book called Mutiny on the Bounty, a novel based on the true story of a famous mutiny aboard a British ship in the late 1700s.I went to Syracuse University and studied communications and international relations The highlight of those years was a summer I spent in Central America, where I worked on a documentary on the streets of Nicaragua.After college I moved to Washington, D.C., and worked for an environmental group called the National Audubon Society Then, when my brother Ari graduated from college a few years later, we decided to move to Austin, Texas, and make movies together We lived like paupers in a house with a hole in the floor where bugs crawled in We wrote some screenplays, and in 1995 made our own feature film, a comedy called A More Perfect Union filing pictured below , about four young guys who decide to secede from the Union and declare their rented house to be an independent nation We were sure it was going to be a huge hit actually we ended up deep in debt.After that I moved to Brooklyn and decided to find some way to make a living as a writer I wrote short stories, screenplays, and worked on a comic called The Adventures of Rabbi Harvey In 2006, after literally hundreds of rejections, my first Rabbi Harvey graphic novel was finally published.Meanwhile, I started working for an educational publishing company, just for the money We d hire people to write history textbooks, and they d send in their writing, and it was my job to check facts and make little edits to clarify the text Once in a while I was given the chance to write little pieces of textbooks, like one page biographies or skills lessons Understanding Bar Graphs was one of my early works The editors noticed that my writing was pretty good They started giving me less editing to do, and writing Gradually, I began writing chapters for textbooks, and that turned into my full time job All the while, I kept working on my own writing projects.In 2008 I wrote my last textbook I walked away, and shall never return My first non textbook history book was King George What Was His Problem full of all the stories about the American Revolution that I was never allowed to put into textbooks But looking back, I actually feel pretty lucky to have spent all those years writing textbooks It forced me to write every day, which is great practice And I collected hundreds of stories that I can t wait to tell.These days, I live with my wife, Rachel, and our two young kids in Saratoga Springs, New York We re right down the road from the Saratoga National Historical Park, the site of Benedict Arnold s greatest and last victory in an American uniform But that s not why I moved here Honestly.



10 thoughts on “Born to Fly

  1. says:

    E ARC from Edelweiss PlusIn 1929, pretty much anything that could be made a contest became a contest, and the bigger, better, and dangerous, the better Flying was still fairly new, and air shows attracted big crowds There weren t a lot of pilots, and there were fewer pilots who were women, since women were deemed weaker and less mentally able to handle the rigors of flight This, of course, was ridiculous, and the women wh


  2. says:

    One again, Steve Sheinkin s nonfiction storytelling prowess reigns supreme Yes, we know about Amelia Earhart but I m guessing most of you and me don t know much about other badass aviatrixes such as Ruth Elder, Louise McPhetridge, Marvel Crosson, Bobbi Trout, even big personality Pancho Barnes, all women who were as Sheinkin s title claims born to fly I d never heard of the Women s Air Derby But, boy oh boy, did I love following t


  3. says:

    I read an advance copy of this book for the upcoming Harbor Springs Festival of the Book 2019.From jumping from a shed holding a giant umbrella, to sledding face first down an icy road, the women who became the first aviators shared an adventurous spirit and fascination with tools, the mechanics of machinery...


  4. says:

    I always enjoy Sheinkin s books and this is no exception He focuses this time on the first Women s Air Derby in 1929 and manages to capture the danger, adventurous spirit, and camaraderie among the pilots While it s not a surprise that these women faced opposition after trying to justify their place as pilots, I was not aware of the depth of sabotage they faced, both verbal and through intentional damage to their planes which caused serious injur


  5. says:

    Very interesting book about female pilots and all the difficulties they endured Upon reading, you ll get a small snippet into their lives from childhood up, which helps others to see they were children like most others but had a certain spark that led each of them to pursue learning to fly Nevertheless this isn t an ...


  6. says:

    Once again, acclaimed author Steve Sheinkin has taken an overlooked or mostly forgotten piece of important American history and, through careful research and compelling writing, has turned it into a can t put it down page turner This time Sheinkin takes the reader through the daring drama surrounding the first ever all female air race In 1929, twenty young women, including Amelia Earhart, gathered at Clover Field in Santa Monica, CA to begin the grueling nine da


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