On this day 76 years ago, Amelia Earhart took flight from a Honolulu area runway in her red Lockheed Vega. Eighteen hours later, she had made her mark in the history books as the first pilot – man or woman – to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to California. She landed successfully in Oakland, Calif., on Jan. 12, 1935, having traveled a little over 2,400 miles!
This was just one of many adventure flights completed by the popular aviator, before she disappeared mysteriously in an around-the-world flight in 1937. Earhart had the heart of a pioneer, just like her grandparents who had traveled to Kansas in a covered wagon to help settle the Midwest.
Saddleback Educational Publishing strives to capture this spirit of adventure in its 32-page graphic biography “Amelia Earhart.” BigUniverse.com also offers other non-fiction picture books with smart, strong, courageous, kind and adventuresome females in the starring role. Read a book. Light a fire.
Books to Inspire Girls to Greatness
- Jane Goodall: Animal Scientist and Friend
- Jean Driscoll
- Mother Teresa: A Life of Kindness
- Rosa Parks: A Life of Courage
- Early America: Pocahontas
- Early America: Phillis Wheatley
- Early America: Abigail Adams
- Eleanor Roosevelt
- Marie Curie: Pioneering Physicist
- Rachel Carson: Nature’s Guardian
- Harriet Tubman
- Madam Curie – Graphic Biography
- Helen Keller