Flygirl

Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
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All Ida Mae Jones wants to do is fly. Her daddy was a pilot, and years after his death she feels closest to him when she's in the air. 

But as a young black woman in 1940s Louisiana, she knows the sky is off limits to her, until America enters World War II, and the Army forms the WASP - Women Airforce Service Pilots.

Ida has a chance to fulfill her dream if she's willing to use her light skin to pass as a white girl. She wants to fly more than anything, but Ida soon learns that denying one's self and family is a heavy burden, and ultimately it's not what you do but who you are that's most important.

©2018 Sherri L. Smith (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Wonderful story

Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. This novel takes place during WW2, and tells of the heroic efforts of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) but also of the reality of racism during that era. I really liked the main character, Ida Mae Jones, and felt sympathy for her struggle as a fair-skinned black woman, "passing" as white in order to serve her country. The narrator's voice was very good, and I could distinguish the different characters easily.

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Amazing app and great narrator!!

Such a great story. It made me want to read more and it made me relax!