The Bookshelf, The Parlor, The Young Texas Reader, and the Monthly

The Texas Bookshelf is different from the The Texas Parlor, . The Texas Parlor carries "general" bookish information and non-book information and even different Texana news and notes of use to the bibliographically challenged and other nosey folks intersted in historical, literary, and cultural observations. Will's Texana Monthly may carry material from either blog, but extends itself beyond those, especially for longer compilations or treatments. The Monthly, the Bookshelf and the Parlor are all companions. So, is the Young Texas Reader which specialized on books and such things for the youngest to the teenagers.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

From Birdwomen - Erisman

From Birdwomen to Skygirls:  American Girls' Aviation Stories.  By Fred Erisman.  Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 2009.  Hardback and jacket, 261 pages, photos, facsimiles, chapter notes, endnotes, bibliography, index.  ISBN 9780875653976.
Erisman's survey demonstrates TCU Press' service to the children and young adult market beyond the topic of Texana.  The author, already having covered the same topic for boys, analyzes a three-threaded topic – girls series books about aviation, technological changes in aviation, and female roles in real life – especially the aviatrix group.  Somebody oughta write a young reader about Texas flying women - maybe begin with Bessie Coleman.
If you've read Hardy Boy books, as I did, or Nancy Drew, you already have a handle on Erisman's adventure in flying adolescent literarture.

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