tue16feb6:00 pmtue8:00 pmVIRTUAL EVENT: Floyd Cooper & Louisa Jaggar: SPROUTING WINGS6:00 pm - 8:00 pm The Doylestown Bookshop, 16 S Main St, Doylestown, PA 18901Event Type :Virtual EventsEvent Type 2:Doylestown
Join us in welcoming Floyd Cooper and Louisa Jaggar as they discuss their new children's book Sprouting Wings: The True Story of James Herman Banning, the
Join us in welcoming Floyd Cooper and Louisa Jaggar as they discuss their new children’s book Sprouting Wings: The True Story of James Herman Banning, the First African American Pilot to Fly Across the United States, the inspirational and true story of James Herman Banning, the first African American pilot to fly across the country.
While a book purchase is not required, we invite you to support the authors by purchasing a copy of Sprouting Wings: The True Story of James Herman Banning, the First African American Pilot to Fly Across the United States from the Doylestown Bookshop HERE.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
The inspirational and true story of James Herman Banning, the first African American pilot to fly across the country, comes to life in this picture book biography perfect for fans of Hidden Figures and Little Leaders. Includes art from a Coretta Scott King award-winning illustrator.
James Herman Banning always dreamed of touching the sky. But how could a farm boy from Oklahoma find a plane? And how would he learn to fly it? None of the other pilots looked like him.
In a journey that would span 3,300 miles, take twenty-one days, and inspire a nation, James Herman Banning proved that you can’t put barriers on dreams. Louisa Jaggar incorporates over seven years of research, including Banning’s own writings and an interview with the aviator’s great-nephew. She teams up with cowriter Shari Becker and award-winning illustrator Floyd Cooper to capture Banning’s historic flight across the United States.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR AND AUTHOR:
Floyd Cooper received a Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations in The Blacker the Berry and a Coretta Scott King Honor for Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea and I Have Heard of a Land. Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Floyd received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma and, after graduating, worked as an artist for a major greeting card company. In 1984, he came to New York City to pursue a career as an illustrator of books, and he now lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, with his wife and children.
Louisa Jaggar has been a columnist for Washington Parent and has contributed articles to Diversion and the online site Family Travel Network. She has written for PBS and the University of Chicago, among others. She lives near Washington, D.C.
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