Sherri L. Smith
Women can fight in the war too
One of the themes in this book is that women should be equal with men rights. Back then only men were pilots in the war. During World War II, Ida Mae Jones, a young black female wants to use her flying techniques to honor the memory of her father and the bravery of her brother. She then decides to risk her life by pretending she is white and used her father's flying permit with her information on top. She was able to fool them by thinking she had a real flying permit. Then, at the WASP academy herself and her friends turn out to be better flyers then the men were. They were able to fly a monstrous bomb carrier plane that no man was brave enough to do. This lesson from the book then taught me that women can fly planes better then men and they made a big impact in World War II.
How the author used historical facts to make this book possible
- Picture- "Women Airforce Service Pilots." - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2014. <http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_Airforce_Service_Pilots>.
- Picture- "We Served Too: The Story of the Women's Airforce Service Pilots of World War II." RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2014. <http://voicesfilmfestival.com/blog/2013/10/18/we-served-too>.
- Video- "AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 - WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots)." YouTube. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2014. <https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cvsK6GwhDmc>.
- Picture- "Flygirl." Barnes & Noble. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2014. <http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/flygirl-sherri-l-smith/1100374564?ean=9780142417256>.
- Video- ""Women on the Wing"" YouTube. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2014. <https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gMCqXZEEQug>.