Steve Sheinkin will be signing Born to Fly: The First Women’s Air Race Across America.
Born to Fly is the gripping story of the fearless women 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 race 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.
“Sheinkin’s story-like narration puts readers right in the action...This book soars as it details these often overlooked figures from history.” — Booklist starred review
Steve Sheinkin is the acclaimed author of fast-paced, cinematic nonfiction histories for young readers. His accolades include a Newbery Honor, three Boston Globe-Horn book awards, and three National Book Award finalist honors. He lives in Saratoga Springs with his family.