AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

AMERICAN WINGS Chicago's Pioneering Black Aviators and the Race for Equality in the Sky

by | Read by Karen Murray

Young Adult Ages 12+ • 8.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2024

Karen Murray's smooth narration soars as she tells the stories of the pivotal men and women whose actions broke the race barrier for Black pilots during the first half of the twentieth century. While the work is extensively researched, both the authors and Murray emphasize individual stories that make the historical figures relatable. Murray recounts, for example, how Cornelius Coffey and John Robinson began as mechanics and fought racism to achieve their dream of becoming pilots before aiding other Black men and women with similar passions to achieve success. These individual efforts opened other piloting pathways for African Americans, as well. Murray captures the moment-to-moment action when describing the thrills of civilian daredevils and flying ace Robinson's battles against Fascist Italian pilots in 1930s wartime Ethiopia. S.W. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2024]

Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2024

DD ISBN 9780593827741 $23.00


Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2024

DD ISBN 9780593827758 $56.00

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×