Flying is the theme in more ways than one in this true story of Bessie Coleman: Bessie flies away from repressive society and soars into the skies as the first black and first female pilot. Bright, colorful illustrations add charm and interesting detail.
This is an important introduction to the inspiring life of Bessie Coleman. Watercolors by Yvonne Buchanan are light and breezy, with a sense of Coleman flying on many of the pages. Yet, at other times, the people look almost cartoonlike.