Penguin Young Readers has offered another fabulous book giveaway, this time for the book Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith. This book is for the teen audience and I’ll be giving a paperback advanced reader copy to three of my lucky readers.
Update:The author will also include an autographed bookplate to each of the three winners.
Here’s more information about this book directly from Penguin:
Ida Mae Jones dreams of flight. Her daddy was a pilot and being black didn’t stop him from fulfilling his dreams. But her daddy’s gone now, and being a woman, and being black—no matter how light-skinned she might be—are two strikes against her.
When America enters the war with Germany and Japan, the Army creates the WASP, the Women Airforce Service Pilots; and Ida suddenly sees a way to fly as well as do something significant to help her brother stationed in the Pacific. But even the WASP won’t accept her as a black woman, forcing Ida Mae to make a difficult choice of “passing,” of pretending to be white to be accepted into the program. Hiding one’s racial heritage, denying one’s family, denying one’s self is a heavy burden. And while Ida Mae chases her dream, she must also decide who it is she really wants to be.
Want to enter this giveaway for a chance to win? The email addresses that I collect for this giveaway will only be used for the purpose of contacting the winner, and will never be given to anyone. This giveaway will close Thursday, December 11 at midnight (CST). I’ll announce the first name of the winner in a new post the next day and contact the winner by email. I will draw the name of the winner by using the random number generator at Random.org from the eligible entries received. If a winner does not contact me within 48 hours by email, I will draw a new winner. This giveaway is only open to residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older. The winner will receive their book by mail directly from Penguin.
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Thanks for entering and come back Friday, December 12 to find out who won. This is Day 2 of 10 Days of Giveaways, so come back tomorrow to find out what I’m giving away next!