Long before Amelia Earhart became a superstar, she was a girl who longed to touch the stars. But the dresses women had to wear at the time made those dreams seem almost impossible. Amelia didn’t let that stop her. As a young aviator breaking records and expectations, she learned to fly her plane with flair. Later, she dared to create a trendsetting fashion line for active women like herself. Soaring in Style tells the groundbreaking story of how Amelia Earhart defied expectations in the air and on the ground to become America’s first celebrity fashion designer.
Jennifer Wilson was a lifelong Kansan who grew up learning about the state’s hero, Amelia Earhart. Before becoming a children’s writer, Jennifer devoted her time to legal writing, parenting, and volunteering. She authored Soaring in Style while living with her husband and very fluffy dog in Shawnee, Kansas, a Kansas City suburb. Jennifer sadly passed away in 2020 following a battle with breast cancer. Learn more about her life, legacy, and dedication to telling Amelia’s story online at jenniferlanewilson.com.
Lissy Marlin is a New York Times bestselling illustrator from the Dominican Republic with a simple mission: bring a little bit of magic to everyday life, one piece of art at a time! In previous years, Lissy played the role of lead artist at a toy company called GoldieBlox, a small start-up dedicated to inspiring the next generation of female engineers. Presently, she spends her days as freelance illustrator, working from her home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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