The Daring Life of Betty Skelton

A riveting biography of Betty Skelton, aviation and auto racing pioneer.

By Meghan McCarthy Illustrated by Meghan McCarthy Read by Susie Berneis Biographies & Memoirs / Children's Nonfiction / Women's Interest English Age group 5-9 11m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Video DVD October 28, 2014 $22.99 $22.99 9781633791336 Add to Cart
									In the 1930s most girls were happy playing with dolls. But one girl, Betty Skelton, liked playing with airplanes, watching them fly around outside, and even flying airplanes herself! She lived for an adventure - in the air, the water, and on land - and nothing could stop her, especially not being a girl. When Betty Skelton was young there weren't many women flying airplanes or racing cars, but she wouldn't let that stop her. She was always ready to take on a challenge, and she loved to have fun. Betty rode motorcycles, raced cars, jumped out of planes, and flew jets, helicopters, gliders, and blimps. And by the time she was an adult, Betty was known in the press as the "First Lady of Firsts!"

"This is a nice introduction to a woman who should be better known, and it would be an excellent choice for Women's History Month." - School Library Journal (video review)

Three stars. “A spirited portrait of a woman who “just like(d) to go fast,” this is recommended.” - Video Librarian