Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride

by Pam Muñoz Ryan and Brian Selznick

Two of the strongest American women of the 20th century come face to face is a wonderfully... read more

Two of the strongest American women of the 20th century come face to face is a wonderfully exhuberant picture story based on an actual event. Mrs. Roosevelt, it seems, loved flying and by 1933 had logged more passenger miles than any other woman in the world. When Amelia Earhart came as a guest to the White House on April 20, 1933, it would seem only natural that the two women would do what they both loved best -- go for a spin in an airplane, and in formal gowns and white gloves, no less! Pam Muñoz Ryan has fictionalized the story just a bit by allowing the two to make the flight alone. (In reality others came along with them.) Brian Selznick’s pencil drawings illustrate the momentous occasion, appropriately, in black and white. (Ages 7-10)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2000

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