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Bildner, P. (2010). The hallelujah flight. New York, NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons.
In 1932, James Banning was the 1st African American to complete a transcontinental flight. The Flying Hobos flew regardless of their lack of supplies, mechanical trouble, mocking mechanics, prejudice, or even a fierce storm. Nothing stopped "The Hallelujah Flight" from getting all the signatures (written on the wings) of their supporters to New York.
This is a great historical fiction picture book. According to Bildner, there has not been very much written about this flight, never mind such a wonderful picture book for elementary students.