Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee


Author: Julie Leung


Illustrator: Julie Kwon

Discover an inspiring picture book biography about Hazel Ying Lee, the first Chinese American woman to fly for the US military.

Hazel Ying Lee was born fearless —she was not afraid of anything, and the moment she took her first airplane ride, she knew where she belonged. When people scoffed at her dreams of becoming a pilot, Hazel wouldn't take no for an answer. After graduating from high school, Hazel worked as an elevator operator to save up money, and got her pilot's license when she was only 19! When America went to war in 1941, she joined the Women's Airforce Service Pilots, determined to prove that she could fly planes as well as anyone else. It was a dangerous job, but Hazel flew with joy and boldness.

This moving, true story about a groundbreaking figure will inspire young readers to challenge barriers and reach for the sky.

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