Thanks for sharing our new sculpture A Mighty Girl! Amelia is such a fascinating aviation pioneer! We are so proud to have her in the Capitol after so many years.
A statue of Amelia Earhart was unveiled in the U.S. Capitol today -- making the renowned aviator the 12th woman to be honored in the 100-statue National Statuary Hall Collection! Established in 1864, the collection features two statues from each state, which are selected to honor notable people from each state's history. The new statue of the Earhart, the first female pilot to complete a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, represents the state of Kansas. At today's ceremony, Kansas Representative Sharice Davids observed: “You know, female pilots used to be called ‘ladybirds,’ ‘sweethearts of the air,’ and because of Amelia Earhart, back then, now and into the future, women who fly planes are now called ‘pilots.’"
To introduce kids to this trailblazing aviator, we highly recommend the board book "My First Amelia Earhart" for ages 1 to 3 (https://www.amightygirl.com/my-first-amelia-earhart), the picture book "I Am Amelia Earhart" for ages 4 to 8 (https://www.amightygirl.com/i-am-amelia-earhart), and the chapter book "Trailblazers: Amelia Earhart" for ages 7 to 10 (https://www.amightygirl.com/trailblazers-amelia-earhart)
For more books for both children and teens about Amelia Earhart's remarkable life, including "Night Flight," "Sky Pioneer," and "Amelia to Zora", visit our "Amelia Earhart Collection" at https://amgrl.co/2IzZCY7
For two inspiring books about courageous female explorers throughout history, we recommend "Women Explorers: Perils, Pistols, and Petticoats" for ages 7 to 10 (https://www.amightygirl.com/women-explorers) and "The Atlas of Women Explorers" for ages 8 to 13 (https://www.amightygirl.com/the-atlas-of-women-explorers)
For a fascinating book for adult readers about extraordinary female explorers throughout history, we also recommend "The Girl Explorers" at https://www.amightygirl.com/the-girl-explorers
And for more inspiring books for both kids and adults about trailblazing female pilots throughout history, visit our blog post, "30 Books About Boundary-Breaking Female Pilots," at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=20960