February 18, 2014, Tuesday evening -- Reading Sallie Walker, David Adler, and Michael Bedard

On Market Street
In celebration of Black History Month, reading Bessie Coleman, Daring to Fly, by Sallie Walker, illustrated by Janice Lee Porter, about a black woman stunt pilot (she could walk on the wing and parachute, "she could do almost any trick in an airplane, no matter how daring"), who was the first African American woman to earn a pilot's license.

She's also reading A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman, by David Adler, illustrated by Samuel Byrd; and Sitting Ducks, by Michael Bedard, about alligators who operate a duck factory.  Sitting Ducks is her favorite book.  She's read it 109 times with her mother and, even though she's only in first grade, can sound out and read a lot of the words herself.