Dorothy the Brave

dorothy the brave

The empowering story of a real-life Rosie the Riveter who served as a Women Airforce Service pilot.

Dorothy Lucas yearned to discover all that she was capable of. After the devastating news of Pearl Harbor, her brothers joined the World War II war effort, but Dorothy wanted to do her part, too. So, she enlisted to serve as a Women Airforce Service pilot (WASP). After hours of flight school and roaring engines, Dorothy and her fellow WASPs risked their lives towing targets in the air for the male fighter pilots in training. Through many mechanical scares and smoke-filled cockpits, Dorothy remained brave and committed to her job - defying gravity and defying the odds.

With lyrical text from Meghan P. Browne and striking illustrations by Brooke Smart, Dorothy the Brave tells an untold story of a real-life Rosie the Riveter and how women worked to keep America safe during a harrowing time.---from the publisher

40 pages                                    978-0593116999                          Ages 5-9

Keywords:  biography, women, World War II, gender roles, gender equality, pilot, danger, Social Studies Curriculum, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old

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