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Author Macon, Franklin J., 1924- author.

Title I wanted to be a pilot : the making of a Tuskegee Airman / Franklin J. Macon with Elizabeth G. Harper.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Morgan James Publishing, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Teen  TEEN 92 MACON    Check Shelf
Description xxii, 197 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-197).
Summary Publisher Annotation: Sometimes history is made by a dyslexic, mischievous boy who hates school, is a descendant of one of Frederick Douglass? half-sisters, and whose Pops was a Buffalo Soldier. In I Wanted to be a Pilot, one of the less than 100 living Documented Original Tuskegee Airman, Franklin J. Macon, tells the lively stories of how he overcame life?s obstacles to become a Tuskegee Airman. Soar through history with Franklin as he conquers dyslexia, finds mischief, and grows up to change the course of America. Readers laugh at Frank?s childhood antics, while being reminded that disabilities like Frank?s dyslexia, repeating a grade in school, and other hardships can be overcome. I Wanted to be a Pilot encourages kids to recognize history, reach for their dreams, and even make their own toys as they are reminded of the great strength and determination of the men and women who came before them.
Subject Macon, Franklin J., 1924-
United States. Air Force -- African Americans -- History.
Air pilots, Military -- Alabama -- Tuskegee -- History.
African American air pilots -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Race relations.
Tuskegee Army Air Field (Ala.)
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Historical.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION -- History -- Military & Wars.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION -- Social Topics -- Special Needs.
United States. Air Force. (OCoLC)fst00538280
African American air pilots. (OCoLC)fst00799007
Air pilots, Military. (OCoLC)fst00802472
Armed Forces -- African Americans. (OCoLC)fst01351729
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Alabama -- Tuskegee. (OCoLC)fst01218752
Alabama -- Tuskegee Army Air Field. (OCoLC)fst01269631
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Chronological Term 1939-1945
Genre/Form Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Harper, Elizabeth G., author.
Added Title Making of a Tuskegee Airman
ISBN 9781683509608 (paperback)
1683509609 (paperback)
9781683509622 (case laminate)
1683509625 (case laminate)
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