I know I normally keep my Monday book posts brief, but I need to step onto my soapbox for a moment.
I am so disappointed in what was looking like a super-promising early reader series called Going Places. I LOVED Going Places On a Boat, but was super-disappointed with Going Places On a Plane. Let’s see why.
All the pilots featured in the book are men. White men. YARRRRGH.
Let’s remedy that gross oversight with some rad lady pilots.
In the interest of full disclosure, my female pilot sensitivity started when I found out how much prejudice Toby’s aunt still encounters as an international pilot for American Airlines. I was FLABBERGASTED by the stories she told me. Look at how awesome she is, helping her son Chris move into the dorms at Seattle University:
I mean, I’ve always loved my girl Amelia Earhart, but I didn’t realize things were STILL so bad in the 21st century. Ugh.
A few more folks who could/should have been included in Going Places On a Plane.
And of course, Starbuck.
Here’s an article that posits why there aren’t more female pilots.
Anyway. Here’s the other stuff I’ve been reading this week.
Have an enjoyable week!