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Gail E. Haley
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BJ Erickson: WASP Pilot

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Code: 978-0-86541-247-7
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By Sarah Byrn Rickman

World War II gave young women an unprecedented opportunity to fly military aircraft for their country. In 1939, Congress approved the Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPT). One student out of every ten could be a female. More than 2,000 women learned to fly through CPT, just in time to make a difference in the outcome of the war. One such young woman was Barbara Jane Erickson of Seattle, Washington.

Sarah Byrn Rickman is the author of eight books focused on the courageous trailblazing women pilots in World War II.

“Personal stories like the one told by Sarah Byrn Rickman in BJ Erickson: WASP Pilot offer us a window into WASP, the inner workings of the Army Air Forces, and World War II. Sarah has done us all a service by writing this engaging book that brings flying to life and offers a valuable resource for historical research.”
—Michelle D. Johnson, Lieutenant General, USAF Retired
Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy, 2013-2017
Graduate, AF Academy Class of 1981; C-141 Starlifter Pilot

“BJ Erickson blazed a trail for the women of my generation. I know, as I was part of the 1980 US Air Force Academy Class - the first to graduate women! BJ Erickson: WASP Pilot, is an amazing story that will challenge today’s young women to blaze new trails as BJ did, no matter the obstacles.”
—Margaret “Peggy” Dennis Carnahan, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF Retired Captain, NetJets Aviation

"What a wonderful book! Sarah Byrn Rickman tells this story of courage and determination with engaging simplicity and a passion that will inspire young readers to dare beyond their dreams. A well-written, deeply researched biography that belongs in every school library in the country."
—Susan Wittig Albert, author of A Wilder Rose, the story of the writing of the Little House books.

Grades 6 thru adult
162 pages
Trim: 6" x 9"
Publication Date: 2018

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