In left "W" frame, headshot of author Margarita Margarita Engle; in right "M" frame, illlustration of Aída de Acosta from book cover

Brave Girls Virtual Storytime: The Flying Girl

Calling all kids! Join the National Women’s History Museum’s Brave Girls Virtual Storytime and author Margarita Engle as she reads her 2021 picture book, THE FLYING GIRL: How Aída de Acosta Learned to Soar, in English and Spanish. Margarita will then answer live questions from the audience! This program is presented in partnership with Telemundo’s “Mujeres Imparables” (Unstoppable Women) initiative in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

From The Ivy Bookshop:

“In this beautiful picture book filled with soaring words and buoyant illustrations, award-winners Margarita Engle and Sara Palacios tell the inspiring true story of Aída de Acosta, the first woman to fly a motorized aircraft.

On a lively street in the lovely city of Paris, a girl named Aída glanced up and was dazzled by the sight of an airship. Oh, how she wished she could soar through the sky like that! The inventor of the airship, Alberto, invited Aída to ride with him, but she didn’t want to be a passenger. She wanted to be the pilot.

Aída was just a teenager, and no woman or girl had ever flown before. She didn’t let that stop her, though. All she needed was courage and a chance to try.”

Please note: The National Women’s History Museum strives to provide programs that are accessible to all visitors. For questions, or to request accommodations such as an ASL interpreter or closed captioning, please email [email protected] at least 7 days in advance of the program.

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Sep 21 2022


12:00 pm - 12:45 pm


Virtual Event
National Women's History Museum


National Women's History Museum

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Telemundo's Unstoppable Women Initiative
Telemundo's Unstoppable Women Initiative
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