The Story of Amelia Earhart: An Inspiring Biography for Young Readers (The Story of: Inspiring Biographies for Young Readers) (Paperback)

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Help kids ages 6 to 9 discover the life of Amelia Earhart—a story about daring to be different

Amelia Earhart became the first woman pilot to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane—and she broke many other flight records before her mysterious disappearance. Before she made history and changed the world for pilots everywhere, Amelia was an adventure-loving kid who wasn't afraid to be different. She worked hard and learned how to fly airplanes at a time when many people didn't think women should be pilots. Explore how Amelia Earhart went from being a young girl growing up in Kansas to an American hero and a celebrated pioneer of flight.

  • Independent reading—This Amelia Earhart biography is broken down into short chapters and simple language so kids 6 to 9 can read and learn on their own.
  • Critical thinking—Kids will learn the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Amelia's life, find definitions of new words, discussion questions, and more.
  • A lasting legacy—Find out how Amelia made the world a better place for future generations of pilots.

How will Amelia's hard work and love of adventure inspire you?

Discover activists, artists, athletes, and more from across history with the rest of the Story Of series, including famous figures like: Marie Curie, Selena Quintanilla, Frida Kahlo, Helen Keller, and Jane Goodall.

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author STACIA DEUTSCH has written more than 300 children’s books, including biographies of Amelia Earhart and Jim Henson. Find her at, on Twitter @staciadeutsch, or on Instagram @StaciaDeutsch_writes.

Praise For…

"A fun and interesting introduction to Amelia Earhart, this book is captivating and educational all at once. The author does a great job piquing the reader's interest while explaining the time period, the history of flight, geography, and Amelia Earhart's life all at once. A great book for elementary-age readers." —Rhody Cohon, New York Times #1 Best-Selling Children's Book Author

"As an author and father of two, our house is full of humans hungry for fun, exciting, and educational books. Thankfully, Stacia Deutsch and illustrator Pearl Law have completely over-delivered with The Story of Amelia Earhart, a terrific telling of a true hero's real-life adventures, full of thrills and bright illustrations with the power to engage even the most reluctant of readers!" —Joshua Pruett, TV writer, Disney's Phineas and Ferb, co-author of Shipwreckers! The Curse of the Cursed Temple of Curses: Or, We Nearly Died. A lot.

"On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the amendment granting women the right to vote, this story exemplifies an era of women fighting for not only their individual rights but for the freedom to pursue their dreams. Stacia Duetsch's story is a brilliant and engaging tale for young and eager minds, with details of her adventures, thought-provoking questions, maps, and timelines that can be used as a great teaching resource for differentiated instruction." —Mary Grace Windle M.Ed., Intervention Specialist for Cincinnati Public Schools

"Amelia Earhart continues to inspire and excite new generations of aviatrices. This book captures her spirit and enlivens her story for those who will take flight in the future." —Anne Greenberg, CVG Chief Pilot, Endeavor Air

Product Details
ISBN: 9781647396787
ISBN-10: 1647396786
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: August 25th, 2020
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: The Story of: Inspiring Biographies for Young Readers