You can fly: the Tuskegee Airmen

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Award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford's innovative history in verse celebrates the story of the Tuskegee Airmen: pioneering African-American pilots who triumphed in the skies and past the color barrier. I WANT YOU! says the poster of Uncle Sam. But if you're a young black man in 1940, he doesn't want you in the cockpit of a war plane. Yet you are determined not to let that stop your dream of flying. So when you hear of a civilian pilot training program at Tuskegee Institute, you leap at the chance. Soon you are learning engineering and mechanics, how to communicate in code, how to read a map. At last the day you've longed for is here: you are flying! From training days in Alabama to combat on the front lines in Europe, this is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the groundbreaking African-American pilots of World War II. In vibrant second-person poems, Carole Boston Weatherford teams up for the first time with her son, artist Jeffery Weatherford, in a powerful and inspiring book that allows readers to fly, too.
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Grouping Title you can fly the tuskegee airmen
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subject_facet African American air pilots -- History -- Juvenile poetry, African American air pilots -- History -- Poetry, Poetry, Tuskegee Army Air Field (Ala.) -- Juvenile poetry, Tuskegee Army Air Field (Ala.) -- Poetry, United States. -- Army Air Forces. -- Fighter Squadron, 99th -- History -- Juvenile poetry, United States. -- Army Air Forces. -- Fighter Squadron, 99th -- History -- Poetry, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American -- Juvenile poetry, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American -- Poetry, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Western Front -- Juvenile poetry, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Western Front -- Poetry, World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American -- Juvenile poetry, World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American -- Poetry
title_display You can fly : the Tuskegee Airmen
title_full You Can Fly The Tuskegee Airmen, You can fly : the Tuskegee Airmen / Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Jeffery Boston Weatherford
title_short You can fly :
title_sub the Tuskegee Airmen
topic_facet Aerial operations, American, African American air pilots, Campaigns, History, Juvenile Nonfiction, Participation, African American, World War, 1939-1945