Night Flight is about Amelia Earhart's 1932 historic solo flight from Newfoundland to Ireland.
Earlier this year, my third grade students had several lessons on historical fact vs. historical fiction. One of the topics we covered was Amelia Earhart. They became very interested in learning about this remarkable woman. As a result, I'm constantly on the look out for good books on Amelia Earhart to share with them.
Burleigh's book is a beautifully illustrated biographical picture book detailing Earhart's historic flight. Even though most readers will already know that Earhart's flight was successful, the text is written in a suspenseful manner that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Students will enjoy Wendell Minor's classically beautiful paintings and educators will appreciate the afterword, technical note, bibliography and listing of quotes by Earhart that Burleigh includes at the end of the book. This is an excellent book to supplement lessons on historical fact vs. historical fiction or for celebrating famous women in history.
Night Flight is a must add for any school or classroom library collection.
Recommended for 3rd Grade and up.
Mrs. Archer's rating: 5 of 5!