Congratulations to NCBLA Volunteer Staff Writer HEATHER LANG

Fearless Flyer Cover SQUARECongratulations to NCBLA volunteer staff writer HEATHER LANG on the publication of her nonfiction book Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine, illustrated by Raul Colon (Calkins Creek, 2016). Fearless Flyer has received starred reviews from Booklist and School Library Journal and is recommended for ages 5-8.

Watch the book trailer.

Here is a summary:

Before 1916, no pilot had attempted to fly from Chicago to New York City in one day. No pilot would think of making the trip with an old flying machine and an out-of-date engine. And if the pilot was a woman? Impossible! So the experts said.

But they didn’t know Ruth Law. On a windy November morning, she revved her plane’s engine and took off on that impossible cross-country flight. What Ruth Law did next amazed America.

Learn more about Heather’s books on her website AND check out her American History articles, including “Presidents Are People Too” and “From Peas to Paper to IPads: The evolution of the Ballot in America” on!