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Date:
March 18, 2019
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Artesia Public Library
Address:
205 W. Quay St.
Artesia, NM 88210
Cost:
There is no cost to participate in the book discussion.
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Library Adult -- Lunchtime Book Discussion Group

Monday, March 18, 2019

Bring a sack lunch and join us for a discussion of "Sky Girls: The True Story of the First Women's Cross-Country Air Race" by Gene Nora Jessen. Pick up your copy of the book today at the Artesia Public Library. In 1929, on the eve of America's Great Depression, nineteen gutsy, passionate pilots soared above the glass ceiling in the very first female cross-country air race. Armed with grit and determination, they crossed thousands of miles in propeller-driven planes to defy the naysayers who would say it cannot, not should not, be done. From the indomitable Pancho Barnes to the infamous Amelia Earhart, Sky Girls chronicles a defining moment when some of the first women pilots took their rightful place in the open skies. For a country on the brink of defining change, they would become symbols of hope, daring, and the unstoppable American spirit. And for generations to come, their actions would pave the way for others to step into the brave unknown and learn to fly . . .