Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Flygirl by Sherri Smith
Ida Mae has had a dream of being a pilot her entire life but she knows that her chance of achieving this dream is small since she is a black woman. She has resigned herself to helping her family do whatever they can to support the troops fighting World War II in Europe when she comes across an ad asking for female pilots to fly missions in the United States. Ida Mae forges her pilot's license and goes to the interview. But in the waiting room she sees another black woman rejected just for the color of her skin. Ida Mae's skin color is so light she knows that she can pass for white so she does just that to earn herself a spot with the WASP. Although she is thrilled to finally be flying and helping her country, she knows that she will be in deep trouble if her secret is ever discovered.