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Posted on: July 24, 2020


  • 79th California Book Awards Young Adult Gold Medal
  • 2010 ALA Best Books for Young People
  • 2010 Amelia Bloomer Project Selection
  • 2009 Washington Post Best Kids’ Books of the Year

Ida Mae Jones dreams of flight. Her daddy was a pilot and being black didn’t stop him from fulfilling his dreams. But her daddy’s gone now, and being a woman, and being black, are two strikes against her. When America enters the war with Germany and Japan, the Army creates the WASP, the Women Airforce Service Pilots—and Ida suddenly sees a way to fly as well as do something significant to help her brother stationed in the Pacific. But even the WASP won’t accept her as a black woman, forcing Ida Mae to make a difficult choice of “passing,” of pretending to be white to be accepted into the program. Hiding one’s racial heritage, denying one’s family, denying one’s self is a heavy burden. And while Ida Mae chases her dream, she must also decide who it is she really wants to be.

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Let’s hear it for Bonedaddy’s favorite band…you dig? bootsklb2They DO kick ass, and they are stylish, too!brideklb

That bride is really well put together, isn’t she? (Get it? GET IT?)


Our Princess General.pantiesklb

You know, that “Happy Shitting” print is in bathrooms around the world, turns out, these big girl panties have found their way into some, too!