Title: Amelia EarhartAmelia Earhart
Author: Jane Moore Howe
Illustrator: Cathy Morrison
Pages: 111
Reading Level: 8-12
Star Rating: ★★★

We all know about Amelia Earhart and her drive to engage in record-breaking flights. But how many of us know the childhood that prepared Amelia for her adventures?

In this installment of the ‘Young Patriots Series’, Jane Howe attempts to help her readers better understand Amelia Earhart – the family and the culture into which she was born, as well as the personal motivations that drove her towards flight. I rather suspect that a large deal of the text was only loosely based on known facts, and were not strictly historical. However, it was interesting to observe that, though Amelia’s grandparents (with whom Amelia lived for portions of her childhood) preferred to stick to old-fashioned ways, both of Amelia’s parents were progressive and encouraged Amelia in her desire to excel.

The Earharts celebrate Christmas in one chapter.

Conclusion. An okay book – your children would probably learn more from Amelia Earhart by Mona Kerby.

Review © 2014 Laura Verret

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