Tuesday, August 17, 2010

August 17 Birthday: Eilnor Smith

Elinor Smith, aviator
August 17, 1911- March 19, 2010

Soar, Elinor by Tami Lewis Brown, illustrated by Francois  Roca, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010 

Coming this October!

Pioneering aviator, Elinor Smith, took her first airplane ride at the age of six. By ten she was  taking lessons and at fifteen she flew her first solo. A daredevil and a record-breaker, Elinor Smith soared.

The Woman Pilot Magazine features an article with photographs about the amazing Smith.