Amelia Earhart

by: Katelyn Lynch


Amelia Earhart is famous because she was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean solo. She disappeared July 2, 1937 when she flew a plane across the Pacific Ocean and she crashed. She set many other records, for flying. Amelia likes to see how high she can get. Most pilots were men and she was a girl and it attracted a lot of attention.She did not like to be on display. When she became a pilot she took lessons and on December 15, 1921 Amelia took a test for her license.


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Amelia wasn't afraid to fly and she was very courageous because she was ready to fly solo and she did it. She was independent because she wanted to learn how to fly a plane but her father did not pay for her lessons so Amelia had to get a job to pay for her lessons. She could not depend on her father because he was never around.She was honest with herself because she knew she could not fly solo yet so she did not. Amelia did not tell anybody if someone told her a secret that she was flying solo. In the book it said “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.


Amelia's family had some problems connected with alcoholism. Her father lead the family to poverty and caused many obstacles for her plans and dreams; particularly she was forced, twice, to interrupt I education in Columbia University. Also, there were many people who were against Amelia's fame, because she was a girl. Men usually fly planes but she wanted to be the first woman to fly a plane across the world. Amelia famously known for being the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She accomplished that in 1928 and four years later, did it again.

Amelia Earhart’s childhood

As a child, Amelia spent the winter months with her grandparents in Atchison and the summers with her parents in Kansas City, Kansas. Earhart’s grandparents, Alfred and she Otis were well off, and although Amelia would know some financial hardship in her teens and twenties, her early life was spent in the midst of plenty. Alfred Otis was a retired U.S. District Court Judge, president of the Atchison Savings Bank, and chief warden of Trinity Episcopal Church. Amelia attended a private college preparatory school, where, although she loved to read, she sometimes got into trouble as a result of her independent nature. Amelia's mother and younger sister, Muriel, often came to Atchison to visit, but she seldom saw her father during these years. Her family moved to Des Moines, Iowa, when she was in the seventh grade. By her own account, her childhood activities suggested she would lead an active adulthood.