Episode 209: The Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

This week, Hailee is bewitched by the disappearance of Amelia Earhart. Amelia Earhart was more than just a pilot: she was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic (though she wasn’t the pilot of that flight), pioneered woman’s aviation, worked as a nurse’s aid, writer, teacher, and social worker, was the first woman awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross by Congress among so much more. Her disappearance during her attempt to circumnavigate the globe has remained a mystery for almost a century.

Media Recommendations

Movies

  • Amelia (2009) 
  • Expedition Amelia (2019)

Books

Non Fiction

Adult

  • East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart by Susan Butler
  • Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History by Keith O’Brien

Kids

  • Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming

Fiction

Adult

  • Great circle by Maggie Shipstead
  • Her Last Flight by Beatriz Williams

Links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Earhart

https://www.history.com/topics/exploration/what-happened-to-amelia-earhart

https://yamanekobunko.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-338.html

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