書籍資料 Book Details
書名:Talkin' about Bessie
ISBN: 978-0439352437
編號: A17-C-E4-001
作者: Nikki Grimes
出版社: Orchard
封面: Paperback
頁數: 48頁
適合年齡: 8+歲
訂價: $245
書籍內容簡介:
這本書描寫的是史上第一位美籍非洲後裔的女飛行員Elizabeth Coleman一生的故事。適合8歲以上兒童閱讀。

Historic flights take the spotlight in two fall titles. Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes, illus. by E.B. Lewis, recalls the life of the world's first licensed African-American female pilot through 20 eulogies, fictionalized perspectives based on actual people. "I remember that bone-chillin' January day in 1892/ when Bessie's first cry raised the roof/ off that dirt-floor cabin, back in Texas," Bessie's father, George Coleman, begins. Newspaper editor Robert Abbott tells of her enrollment in a French flight school ("No flight school/ in our color-minded nation/ would accept a woman, or a Negro"). Lewis's elegant inset portraits appear alongside the words of each speaker; full-bleed, full-page paintings illustrate dramatic moments in Coleman's life. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.