In honor of the famous aviation pioneer, Amelia Earhart, July 24 was named national Amelia Earhart day. Amelia Earhart was an author and American aviation pioneer who inspired women all over the world. She was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Earhart also wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and joined Purdue University in 1935 as a visiting faculty member. In July 1937, she embarked on an adventure to attempt a round the world trip with her navigator, Fred Noonan but only to disappear over the Pacific Ocean near Howland Island.
In order to celebrate her life and all her accomplishments check out books with stories about her life. Here are a few we have in our selection:
Amelia Earhart: a biography
Rich, Doris L (92 EAR)
Amelia Earhart: beyond the grave
Jameson, W. C. (629.1309 JAM)
Amelia Earhart’s shoes: is the mystery solved?
Amelia Earhart, the final story
Loomis, Vincent V (92 EAR)
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