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Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride: Based on a True Story

By Megan McDonald, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Amelia Earhart & Eleanor Roosevelt's 1933 flight.

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Clear language and a direct narrative recount Earhart and Roosevelt's April 1933 flight. This imaginative account of their nighttime ride is based on a little-known slice of history detailed in an author's note. Most of the easygoing dialogue is taken from newspaper accounts, book transcripts, and diaries to ensure historical accuracy. Boys and girls alike will become involved in the adventure as they learn a bit of history along the way.

The pictures alone are worth the ride: Oversize full-page pencil drawings cast the two women as likeable, friendly heroines, and the spreads offer up-close vistas of night skies and cityscapes flanked by twinkling stars.

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