Who Was a Daring Pioneer of the Skies?: Amelia Earhart: A Who HQ Graphic Novel (Who HQ Graphic Novels) (Hardcover)

Who Was a Daring Pioneer of the Skies?: Amelia Earhart: A Who HQ Graphic Novel (Who HQ Graphic Novels) By Melanie Gillman, A.C. Esguerra (Illustrator), Who HQ Cover Image

Who Was a Daring Pioneer of the Skies?: Amelia Earhart: A Who HQ Graphic Novel (Who HQ Graphic Novels) (Hardcover)

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"A suspenseful, well-researched story that captures the drama of Earhart’s life and last flight."— Kirkus Reviews

"The Who HQ Graphic Novels series does an excellent job of quickly engaging readers by capturing the drama and immediacy of pivotal historic events."— Booklist

"A must purchase for libraries, this book (and this series) will certainly be a big hit with middle grade readers." The School Library Journal

Discover the story behind aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart's mysterious and fatal second trip around the world in this captivating graphic novel -- written by Stonewall Award Honoree Melanie Gillman and illustrated by Eighty Days creator A.C. Esguerra.


Presenting Who HQ Graphic Novels: an exciting new addition to the #1 New York Times Best-Selling Who Was? series!

Explore the story of Amelia Earhart, as she embarks on her second and final journey around the globe. A story of determination, heart, and courage, this graphic novel invites readers to immerse themselves into the daring grit of the aviation pioneer -- brought to life by gripping narrative and vivid full-color illustrations that fly off the page.
Melanie Gillman is a cartoonist who specializes in LGBTQ books for kids and teens. They are the creator of the webcomic and graphic novel As the Crow Flies, published in 2017 by Iron Circus Comics, and winner of the 2018 Stonewall Honor Award.  They are also the author of Stage Dreams, published by Lerner/Graphic Universe in 2019.  In addition to their graphic novel work, Melanie is also a senior lecturer in the Comics MFA Program at the California College of the Arts.

A.C. Esguerra is an award-winning comics artist and author. Their debut graphic novel Eighty Days, a historical romance epic about queer pilots in an alternate 1930s, will be published by Archaia in 2021. They have illustrated for BOOM! Studios (Adventure Time) and Northwest Press (Theater of Terror!) and are a regular writing contributor for Baum-kuchen Studio. A.C. lives in Los Angeles with their partner and a very good shiba inu.
Product Details ISBN: 9780593224663
ISBN-10: 0593224663
Publisher: Penguin Workshop
Publication Date: August 16th, 2022
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Who HQ Graphic Novels
"A suspenseful, well-researched story that captures the drama of Earhart’s life and last flight."— Kirkus Reviews

"The Who HQ Graphic Novels series does an excellent job of quickly engaging readers by capturing the drama and immediacy of pivotal historic events… 'Who Was the Daring Pioneer of the Skies?' begins with a press conference during which Amelia Earhart announces her upcoming flight to misogynistic reporters and eventually segues to increasingly frantic members of the Coast Guard awaiting her long­overdue arrival at the Howland Islands…These graphic offerings manage to pack in an impressive amount of information and are sure to appeal to middle-grade readers."— Booklist

"A must purchase for libraries, this book (and this series) will certainly be a big hit with middle grade readers." — The School Library Journal