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All About Amelia Earhart
By: Jack M.
Ohio, Age 8


7/1/1937

Amelia Earhart was born July 24, 1897 in a city in Kansas called Atchison. As an adult she was very interested in flying. She wanted her own airplane. Her dad couldn't afford to buy one, so she got a job as a nurse and used her money to buy an airplane. Then she hired a teacher of aviation, her name was Neta Snook. Neta Snook gave her many lessons and even taught her to do a nose-dive if her plane stalled. Finally, it was time for her to go solo and she did fine!! Then she heard about Charles A. Lindbergh. He had just flew across the Atlantic Ocean...alone! She received a call from Fred Noonan. He wanted her to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger. Amelia accepted the offer. They started in Boston, then flew over to Newfoundland and landed to get gasoline. Then they started across the Atlantic Ocean to Wales, Britain. They made it! When she got back she was awarded the medal of honor by the president of The United States of America.


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