Nancy Roe Pimm is the author of several award-winning books for young readers. A native of Brooklyn, New York, with three daughters and two grandsons, she lives in Plain City, Ohio, with her retired race-car driver husband, their two dogs, two cats, and a python named Monty.
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In the third installment of our series Biographies for Young Readers, Nancy Roe Pimm gives us the life of Jerrie Mock, who in 1964 became the first woman to fly solo around the world. Mock, born in Newark, Ohio, received little attention for her feat, despite accomplishing what her childhood heroine Amelia Earhart died trying. Meticulously researched, Mock’s story as presented by Pimm is engaging, accessible, and packed with inspiration for middle-grade readers aspiring to adventure.
“This is a high-interest biography of a woman who is less of a household name than her idol, Amelia Earhart, but no less gutsy and accomplished.”