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I wanted to be a pilot : the making of a Tuskegee Airman  Cover Image Book Book

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

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  • ISBN: 9781683509608
  • ISBN: 1683509609
  • ISBN: 9781683509622
  • ISBN: 1683509625
  • Physical Description: xxii, 197 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Morgan James Publishing, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-197).
Summary, etc.:
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.
World War (1939-1945)
African American air pilots.
Air pilots, Military.
Armed Forces > African Americans.
Race relations.
Alabama > Tuskegee.
Alabama > Tuskegee Army Air Field.
Genre: Autobiographies.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at State Library of Alabama.


0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
APLS 940.5449 MAC 31291002939666 ALABAMA Available -
APLS 940.5449 MAC 31291002939740 ALABAMA Available -

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