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Talkin' About Bessie

Last updated Friday, February 28, 2020

Author: Nikki Grimes
Illustrator: E.B. Lewis
Date of Publication: 2002
ISBN: 0439352436
Grade Level: 4th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Mar. 2003

Synopsis: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman recalls the life of the world's first licensed African-American female pilot.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Make a plane mobile. On the planes, write what you learned from Bessie.
•  If you could be anything you wanted, what would it be? Draw and write a news article about you doing it.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!