Louise Borden

Fly High!: The Story of Bessie Coleman by Louise Borden tells the inspiring and groundbreaking story of the first female African American pilot. Bessie Coleman overcame immense obstacles and persevered through discrimination and sexism to achieve her dream of flying. The book chronicles her journey from a young girl growing up in poverty in Texas to achieving international fame as a skilled aviator who performed death-defying stunts. Her story is not only one of accomplishment but also of the importance of representation and breaking barriers for future generations. Readers will be inspired by Bessie Coleman’s determination and courage, proving that with hard work and a dream, anything is possible.