Talkin' About Bessie
Author: Grimes, Nikki
For Junior/KS2
Price 12.99 hardback
Book(s) at 12.99 hardback
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Talkin' About Bessie This biography of the first African American woman aviator, Elizabeth Coleman, combines fictionalised monologues from family, friends, colleagues and associates, with full-page watercolour illustrations by E.B.Lewis that dramatise key moments in her life. Her extraordinary achievement in defeating prejudices of race and gender is presented in a sequence of eye-witness testimonies recreating authentic voices from the historical period to reveal the individual behind the iconic heroine.

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