THE TRUE STORY OF MAGGIE GEE
Maggie dreamed of flying--just like Amelia Earhart. But in the 1920s and 1930s, few girls took to the sky. But when Maggie grew up and the United States entered World War II, Maggie knew that this was her chance to fly. Young Maggie Gee became one of only two Chinese American Women Airforce Service Pilots to serve in WWII.
Praise for Sky HIgh:
Starred Review, Booklist – "This particularly well-crafted picture book for middle grades comes to the subject through Maggie Gee, a young girl with a dream....Based on interviews with Gee, this has a lovely, personal feel to it."
San Francisco Chronicle – "The acrylic and colored-pencil art warmly emphasizes changing skies and layers of story, especially those about the lofty goals and indomitable grit that characterize Gee's life."
Publishers Weekly – "A triumphant story of determination."
School Library Journal – "Rendered in acrylics and colored pencil, the colorful double-page illustrations are filled with detail and vibrantly depict the settings and events… This story should serve as inspiration for children that they can achieve whatever they put their minds to."