Monday, April 11, 2011
Amelia Earhart attempted to fly around the world in 1937. She was scheduled to land on tiny Howland Island in the Pacific Ocean, but never got there. The Itasca, a coast guard cutter was waiting nearby to help her find the airfield. They and people as far away as Montana claimed to hear Amelia asking for help, but no one found her, her navigator, or her plane. This is the story of America's most famous female aviator from her childhood to her disappearance. Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming is recommended for students in grades 4 - 8.