By: Sherri L. Smith
Genre: Fiction- War and racism
Location: FIC SMI
"A dynamic heartful novel" Washington Post
All Ida Mae Jones wants to do is fly... her daddy was a pilot and she wanted to be one too- which is very difficult if you are a young black woman. When America enters WWII the Army forms WASP (Women Air force Service Pilots) and Ida has a chance to join- but she has to use her light skin to pass as a white girl. Can she deny her identity and family to fly- can she fulfil her dream without losing herself...