Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Hallelujah Flight

I love strolling through my library. I love to look for the NEW sticker on the side of books. This last time I found a great book called The Hallelujah Flight by Phil Bildner. This is a picture book about the 1932 flight of James Banning and his copilot and mechanic Thomas Allen, both African Americans. The book tells their story and introduces the readers to dangers they faced flying, their desperate lack of supplies, and some of the prejudice they faced. It is worth checking out to read. All my kids loved the story. A great way to bring in history through a trade book. 
Fly high!

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