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BJ Erikson

BJ Erickson
WASP Pilot WWII

By Sarah Byrn Rickman

         

Before the Women Airforce Service Pilots, commonly called WASP, female pilots were making an important contribution to the World War II build-up by ferrying planes in the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS). Barbara Jane 'BJ' Erickson was one of the first WAFS, having learned to fly at eighteen. BJ Erickson: WASP Pilot tells the life story of a courageous and pioneering woman.
 
BJ became a WAFS squadron leader and the first woman pilot to receive the Air Medal for Meritorious Achievement.
 
Sarah Byrn Rickman, is the author of eight books about the early female military pilots of World War II. This biography of BJ Erickson is her first book for younger readers in grades six through eight.

Grades 6 thru adult
978-0-86541-247-7
Paperback
$12.95                      

                        Novels by Dorothy Yoder 

Undeserved Consequences

           Undeserved Consequences

What does it take to manage the consequences of living in today’s world?

Not all undeserved consequences are unpleasant, but many are. In this book, broken people deal with undeserved consequences through their own filters. Amber Hanson, the heroine of Redemption Ridge, faces a tragedy that leaves her broken. Only time and determination can mend her broken heart, but an unexpected gift comes wrapped in peace and hope and gives her the fortitude necessary to welcome the future. 

            Redemption Ridge Redemption Ridge

“If it is a sin to lie to others, what is it to lie to oneself?”

Amber Hanson suffers two demoralizing whammies when she breaks up with her long time boyfriend and loses her job as a result of corporate downsizing. She leaves the hubbub of downtown Denver for the small town of Westcliffe, Colorado, to escape for the summer. But peculiarities of her new neighbors interfere. In Redemption Ridge , Amber’s plan disintegrates as she becomes entangled in the problems of others and becomes caregiver to a huge dog and a fragile old man. A dead body surfaces and betrayal abounds. From little white lies to manipulation to gossip, various levels of deceit flourish. Amber uncovers many personal truths as she stumbles from one discovery to another and the unfolding mystery surrounds her.


Lights On!
 
By Cynthia Simmelink Becker
Illustrated by Benjamin Hummel



When author Cynthia Simmelink Becker passed away in June of 2016, she left a manuscript for a children's book under consideration here at Filter Press. Lights On!: Ike Hoover Electrifies the White House reflects Cynthia's deep interest in history. She tells the little-known story of how in 1891 Ike Hoover wired the White House for electricity and stayed on as an employee for 42 years.

Colorado artist Benjamin Hummel brings the story to life with beautiful and evocative  illustrations. 

  Ages 5-8
  978-0-86541-244-6
  Hardcover with jacket
  Price: $19.95                        

                      Memories of Boulder County
    
through the Art and Words of Robert Dacey

Longmont artist Robert Dacey has made it his mission to capture and preserve the historical settings of Boulder County. He sees old barns or mining structures as monuments to the area's past. In Memories of Boulder County through the Art and Words of Robert Dacey, readers can enjoy a selection of Dacey's water color paintings along with a narrative about the history of each one.

"At one time," he says, "these buildings were part of someone's home or workplace. People lived in them and watched the sunset from  their porch. At the migrant farms the ghosts of people who labored in the fields can be heard. You can hear the sound of children laughing." 
 Weathered Wood  Barn
Visitors, newcomers, long-time residents will gain an appreciation for Boulder County's fading past through this book. See more of Robert Dacey's art at his web site.
   Paperback
   Trim: 11.0" x 8.5"
   ISBN: 978-0-86541-246-0
   Price: $24.95
                       


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