Ruth Law thrills a Nation by Don Brown

In 1916, a young woman named Ruth Law attempted to fly from Chicago to New York City in one day-something no one else had been able to do. This is the story of that thrilling attempt.

RUTH LAW THRILLS A NATION is a non fiction read aloud that chronicles the pilot’s journey from the morning of the flight, when she woke up in a tent on the roof of a Chicago hotel, to her landing in New York City the next day. Although circumstances prevented her from achieving her goal, Ruth Law broke all United States nonstop flight records.

It is an amazing story of a dangerous journey made by a pilot whose courage deserves to be more widely known.

Reading Ability:  Primary and Junior

Curriculam tie-in: Flight; Biography; Women as role models

Genre: Realistic fiction; Adventure;

Theme: Adventure; Courage; Determination

WHo would like to read this books? Girls looking for heroines and strong women role models

Teacher links:http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/cc/vp_gle/2nd/ela/trophy/2nd/book6/ruthlaw/ruthlawinteractives.htm

Teacher resources:http://www.libraryvideo.com/guides/J1160.pdf

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