Mito Chikhladze Chikhladze itibaren Harîka, Irak
Definitely more graphic (sex and violence) than what I'm used to but the plotting and writing makes it worthwhile. Falls in the cyber-punk genre.
I've been fascinated with Amelia Earhart since I was a kid, so I already knew a lot of her story. The book barely touched upon her disappearance, as the subtitle might suggest, but instead focused on her life and accomplishments. Illustrations, consisting of paintings and photos, allowed me to see the increasing sophistication of the airplanes she flew. I appreciated the bibliography and list of web sites in the back of the book (must check those out!). This book won the Orbis Pictis Award for 2009 for outstanding nonfiction for children, and I think it's well deserved. The author obviously did her homework, bringing out key events and interesting anecdotes in Earhart's life. Recommended for any child interested in flying and what women are capable of doing.