liberty bessie

LIBERTY BESSIE

young African-American bessie gets a pilot's licence to find her tuskegee airman father
  • Publishing Company:

    GLENAT

  • Imprint:

  • Format:

    SERIES

  • Creator(s):

    JEAN-BLAISE DJTAN (STORY)

    PIERRE-ROLAND SAINT DIZIER (STORY)

    VINCENT (ART)

  • Number of Pages:

    102

  • Publication Date:

    vol 2 Oct 14, 2020

  • Age:

    YOUNG ADULT, ADULT

  • Fiction/Non-Fiction

    FICTION

  • Genre:

    HISTORY, DRAMA, ACTION/ADVENTURE, FEMALE PROTAGONIST, AFRICAN AMERICAN,

  • Summary:

    Germany 1945. African-American Tuskegee airmen pilot Farrell Bates’ US Air Force plane disappears during a perilous mission, where he shows exemplary courage in protecting a bomber he is escorting from enemy fire. When Bessie, his 17-year-old daughter, hears the news she is in shock… Two years later, her life has gotten back on track, the young woman, has gotten her pilot’s licence in homage to her father. Bessie dreams, like her father did, of making a career of flying. Her mother tries to dissuade her because times are hard in America in the 50s, especially for a young African-American woman… The strange discovery of her father’s dog tags in France, makes her think that maybe her father is still alive. Bessie sets off on a passionate adventure in search of her father.

    2 x 56 page volumes. Volume 2 due October 14, 2020

  • Paper copy available:

    By email order

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