Downloadable Literature Guides

You can purchase the 30-page, 3-unit collection for African American HIstory Picture Books: The Hallelujah Flight PLUS Fly High Bessie Coleman and George Crum and the Saratoga Chip for immediate download for $15.95!
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"We grabbed hands and raised our arms to the heavens."

The Hallelujah Flight
by Phil Bildner
, illustrated by John Holyfield

James Banning had a dream. He dreamed of being the first African-American pilot to make a transcontinental flight across North America in 1932. Along with his mechanic, Thomas Allen, Banning cobbled together pieces of a dilapidated OXX6 Eagle Rock bi-wing airplane and chugged from California to New York in 21 days. How did he do it with no money? What unimaginable
plan enabled the two unlikely men to embark on an extraordinary adventure into history?

The Hallelujah Flight by Phil Bildner is a fictionalized story of thie flight.

The Kids' Wings literature guide invites group discussion, prediction, drama, problem-solving, and skill building. Teachers who want students to have an appreciation of African-American history will want make this intermediate-level picture book part of their classroom libraries.

Research Links
The Hallelujah Flight
by Phil Bildner

The Wright Brothers
CyberSleuth's The History of Flight

Aviation for Kids
Inventors: History of Flight
Paper Airplanes

Related Literature
Award-Winning African-American Literature
Fly High, Bessie Coleman

The 30-page, Kids Wings Guide for African American History in Picture Books contains the unit for The Hallelujah Flight and two other award-winning books!

A 7-page unit perfect for lesson planning, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard for for The Hallelujah Flight
is now available as part of a 24-page, 3-unit collection including
Fly High Bessie Coleman by Louise Borden and Mary Kay Kroeger
PLUS George Crum and the Saratoga Chip by Phil Bildner

The Activity Guide Contains:
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
2 -Page Readers’ Theater Introduction
Crossword Puzzle: Unbeatable
Where in the World? Map Study
Multiple Choice Comprehension
Answer Keys

Special Offer!
The Hallelujah Flight is one of the 26 literature guides for award-winning literature in our Extraordinary Destinations Collection. Though you can order each unit individually for about $15.95, if you order Extraordinary Destinations you will get the 26 units for less than $1.00 each in a spiral-bound book with CD in its back pocket! Order now while we still have them to send to you!


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