STEM books6. Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine

By Heather Lang

Grades: Kindergarten through 3

Children will be inspired by early 20th-century biplane pilot and designer Ruth Law who flew from Chicago to Hornell, New York in 1916, breaking the previous distance record for a cross-country biplane journey. This factual account of Law’s achievements showcases her quest for aeronautical prowess and equality during a time before women could vote in the United States. Encourage students to study the biplane model used by Law to fly from Chicago to New York and compare it with the small aircraft used today.