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Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story of "Brave" Bessie Coleman

by Reeve Lindbergh

A picture book biography of Bessie Coleman, a young African American girl who achieved her dream of flying a plane through the sky, despite the difficulties she encountered because of the color of her skin.  

  • Topics Women's History,
    20th-Century History
  • Age Groups Preschool, Early Elementary: K-3
  • Book Type Nonfiction
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  • Publisher Candlewick Press, 1996
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Award Key

Caldecott Medal
Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).
Newberry Medal
Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).
Coretta Scott King Award
Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).
Golden Kite Award
Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).
Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award
Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.


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