Book Brief-ings by Julie Welch
Soaring Above Setbacks: The Autobiography of Janet Harmon Bragg, African American Aviator
Before establishing the National Airmen?s Association of America, Janet Harmon Bragg received her pilot?s license after attending the Aeronautical University of Chicago. During a time when it was extremely difficult for women to fly, and especially for African American women, Janet followed her dream and accomplished her goals.
The message that the author successfully portrays throughout this book is that it is possible "to make do when dont's want to prevail." (Quote by Johnnetta Cole in the foreward)
Kriz's style is straight forward and easy to read, allowing the true voice of Janet Harmon Bragg to shine through. The book also contains multiple photographs which aid in placing the context of the book within the time era of aviation events.
Here are a few of the intriguing notes about the life of Janet Harmon Bragg:
-Her determination to raise the money to rent planes for practice; a huge feat during these times
The personal account of Janet Harmon Bragg?s life is inspiring not only for African American women but for women looking to overcome obstacles in their lives. She is a true icon to inspire the modern woman.
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