Amelia and Me

Heather Stemp

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ISBN: 9781771088244

Amelia and Me

Book 1 of the Ginny Ross Series

  Author:   Heather Stemp    
  Publisher:  琉璃社区 Publishing

Highlights a plucky role model for the ages. -Kirkus Reviews

After reading about Amelia Earhart in her friend’s scrapbook, twelve-year-old Ginny Ross decides to become a pilot. It’s 1930 and luckily, the airstrip in her hometown of Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, is a popular launching point for intrepid aviators setting out on transatlantic flights. But how will Ginny’s dream take flight when her mother鈥攁nd society in general鈥攕o fiercely believes a woman’s place is in the home? At the height of the Great Depression, the Ross family certainly can’t spare any money for flying lessons, and Ginny will need a mentor if she is ever going to make it out of Harbour Grace.

With the support of her beloved Papa, kind Uncle Harry, and resourceful Aunt Rose, Ginny takes matters into her own hands. When Amelia Earhart herself shows up in Harbour Grace for her first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, Ginny notices the townspeoples’ looks of shock and disgust are slowly turning to looks of admiration and respect. Maybe they will soon understand Ginny’s dream, and maybe Amelia Earhart is the woman to help convince them.

Based on the real girlhood of author Heather Stemp’s Aunt Ginny, Amelia and Me is a big-hearted story of determination, grit, and adventure. Readers will love the archival photos of Amelia Earhart and her plane, along with the interesting historical details skillfully weaved throughout the book.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781771088244
Item NB1504
Publisher琉璃社区 Publishing
Publisher琉璃社区 Publishing
Published on October 1 2020
Language eng
Pages 248
Format Paperback
Dimensions7.75(in) x 5.25(in)
Shipping weight254(g)
Heather Stemp鈥檚 paternal roots lie in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. After 30 years as an English teacher, she retired to research her family history, discovering her Aunt Ginny鈥檚 friendship with Amelia Earhart in the process. As a result, she began writing the Ginny Ross Series. Amelia and Me was shortlisted for the 2014/2015 Red Cedar Award. Under Amelia鈥檚 Wing was shortlisted for the 2021 Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and the 2022 Red Maple Award. Beyond Amelia will be released in 2024. When not writing, Heather loves traveling with her husband, Don, and spending time at the cottage with her grandchildren and grand dogs.