Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman

Biography (nonfiction), 1,321 words, Level R (Grade 3), Lexile 910L

The first African-American female pilot, Bessie Coleman, was a brave pioneer. She set new standards for what women could do and achieve in the world. She also was instrumental in helping to create equal opportunities for African-Americans in the 1920s. This informative book, filled with photos of Coleman and the planes she flew, chronicles her life from childhood to her tragic early death in 1926.