Teach your little girls that they can be and do anything they set their hearts on with a little determination and hard work! Celebrating the little-known history of African-American aviation pioneers, this inspirational book, set in the early 1930s, shares the story of Janet and her older sister Bess (named after the first Black female pilot Bessie Coleman and her contemporary Janet Waterford Bragg).
The girls learn the meaning of courage and determination when their Mama loses her job but seizes the opportunity to chase her dreams of becoming a pilot.
At a time where it was almost unheard of for Black women to fly, she wins a scholarship to an aviation school in Los Angeles and moves her family across country.
Mama and the girls go through some tough times trying to make ends meet in their new home. But all their sacrifice is worth it when Mama finally gets to fly a plane in a first-of-its-kind Air Circus, giving Janet a huge surprise that makes her 9th birthday simply unforgettable.
“Every child should see themselves, their family and their community in a book.”
We see you. We hear you. We tell your stories. We are Kazoom Kids Books, publisher of multicultural picture books for children ages 5 – 8. We fill the gap for parents of color struggling to find quality children’s books that depict the images, stories, and experiences of their kids, culture and community. Our books feature diverse storylines, characters and uplifting messages that instill a sense of pride that stay with the reader long after the pages are closed.