Two new books on Canadian women in aviation from author Elizabeth Muir

Elizabeth Muir 250When planes were first invented, women were not supposed to fly, even as passengers. It was a man’s world. But many women desperately wanted to join them in the sky; they were called “air-crazy.” A few women did manage to share a flight as a passenger, but it was not until 1928 that the first Canadian woman received her pilot’s licence. Read the stories of how women in Canada from the Atlantic provinces to British Columbia, broke through the sky blue ceiling, first as passengers in planes, then as pilots, stewardesses and finally as astronauts, from author Elizabeth Muir.

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Air-Crazy: fascinating stories of Canadian women in the air is a picture book for ages 8+, but adults will enjoy the full-colour illustrations as well.

Canadian Women In The Sky

Canadian Women in the sky: 100 years of flight is for adults, but easily read by teens as well, with the foreword written by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail.

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