Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Hallelujah Flight

The Hallelujah Flight
Bluebonnet Nominee 2011-2012

Bildner, P. (2010). The hallelujah flight.  New York, NY:  G. P. Putnam's Sons.

In 1932, James Banning was the 1st African American to complete a transcontinental flight.  The Flying Hobos flew regardless of their lack of supplies, mechanical trouble, mocking mechanics, prejudice, or even a fierce storm.  Nothing stopped "The Hallelujah Flight" from getting all the signatures (written on the wings) of their supporters to New York. 

This is a great historical fiction picture book.  According to Bildner, there has not been very much written about this flight, never mind such a wonderful picture book for elementary students.

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