Book of the Month


Amelia Earhart
By Libby Romero

Why read it?

This May, we're celebrating the achievements of American aviation pioneer and author, Amelia Earhart. She was first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean - from Newfoundland (a Canadian Province) to Ireland. She did so on the 21st May, 1932 - 90 years ago this year - hence we celebrate!

Amelia set many other records, was one of the first aviators to promote commercial air travel, and wrote many books about her adventures. She has had loads of commemorative memorials around the United States named for her - including the North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library, in Los Angeles.

Tragically, Amelia and her navigator Fred Noonan disappeared during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe on 2nd July 1937, over the Central Pacific Ocean. Amelia achieved an incredible amount in what was sadly a very short life - but her story is one that is certainly testament to how brilliant women can be, and how they can inspire others through their actions and legacies.

To read more about Amelia, check out the book pictured above in our physical collection here or via the Overdrive eBook collection here.

Miss Emma Bruty, Librarian

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