The Hallelujah Flight

The Hallelujah Flight

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In 1932, James Banning, along with his co-pilot Thomas Allen, make history by becoming the first African Americans to fly across the United States, relying on the generosity of people they meet in the towns along the way who help keep their "flying jalopy" going.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2010], ©2010
ISBN: 9780399247897
Branch Call Number: FICTION Bil
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 27 cm
Audience: 004-008
Additional Contributors: Holyfield, John


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LiztheLibrarian Jan 31, 2018

This picture book biography is a great read for younger elementary school students. They story is engaging, the illustrations are exciting, and they will learn something about some not as well known, but important figures in American History.

Rebecca_Kohn Jan 28, 2018

Excellent illustrations support this engaging story about pilots James Banning and Thomas Allen. The language is clear but also conveys the energy behind the story of these two men who crossed the country in a historic journey. The flight of these African American pilots and their experiences in flying from Los Angeles to New York is told in focused detail and painterly style.

Dec 26, 2017

Love this inspiring story! Also loved that the prejudice and ridicule they faced was not glossed over! Great book!


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