Join us for a very special book launch as we host author Nancy Roe Pimm, aviator Shaesta Waiz and illustrator Alexandra Bye for the incredible picture book, Fly, Girl, Fly! Shaesta Waiz Soars Around the World.
SHAESTA WAIZ, a refugee from Afghanistan, dreamed of doing great things. But first she had to leave a refugee camp with her family to make a new life in America, overcome gender stereotypes, be the first in her family to go to college, and overcome her fear of flying. After becoming a pilot, Shaesta made the flight of a lifetime by crossing five continents, making thirty stops in twenty-two countries across nearly 25,000 nautical miles. At the age of thirty, Shaesta was the youngest woman and the first from Afghanistan to circumnavigate the globe by herself in a single-engine aircraft. Learn more at www.dreamssoar.org.
NANCY ROE PIMM is an award-winning author of many books and articles for children. In addition to Fly, Girl, Fly!, Pimm is the author of middle-grade biography The Jerrie Mock Story: The First Woman to Fly Solo Around the World. She and her retired race-car driver husband Ed Pimm live in Plain City, Ohio. They have three daughters and two grandsons. Nancy and Ed share their home with two dogs, one cat, and one snake. To discover more of Pimm’s books, visit her website: www.nancyroepimm.com.
ALEXANDRA BYE is a freelance illustrator specializing in fun, colorful illustrations for a variety of media such as advertising, animation, licensing, editorial and children's publications. Her work reflects the energy she is inspired by from outdoor adventures, friends, family, and flourishing, New England community. Learn more at www.alexandrabye.com.