UNCOMMON EXPERIENCES

AWESOME ADVENTURES

ADULT BOOKS  BY AND ABOUT ADVENTURERS 

BESSIE COLEMAN
Bessie Coleman: The Rest of the Story by Guy Franklin
The Life of Bessie Coleman by Connie Plantz
Bessie Coleman: Pioneering Black Woman Aviator by John B. Holway
Up In The Air: The Story of Bessie Coleman by Philip S. Hart
Queen Bess: Daredevil Aviator by Doris L. Rich and Mae Jemison

AMELIA EARHART
20 Hours, 40 Minutes by Amelia Earhart
The Fun of It by Amelia Earhart
Last Flight by Amelia Earhart
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming
Amelia Earhart: The Sky’s No Limit by Lori Van Pelt
The Powder Puff Derby of 1929: The First All Women’s Transcontinental Air Race by Gene Nora Jessen
Amelia Earhart’s Shoes: Is the Mystery Solved? by Thomas F. King and Randall S. Jacobson
East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart by Susan Butler
Letters from Amelia: An Intimate Portrait of Amelia Earhart by Jean L. Backus and Amelia Earhart

MATTHEW HENSON
A Negro Explorer at the North Pole by Matthew Henson
A Journey for the Ages: Matthew Henson and Robert Peary’s Historic North Pole Expedition by Matthew Henson and Robert Peary 
North Pole Legacy: Black, White, and Eskimo by Dr. S. Allen Counter 
Onward: A Photobiography of African American Polar Explorer Matthew Henson by Dolores Johnson

SIR EDMUND P. HILLARY
High Adventure by Sir Edmund Hillary
East of Everest – An Account of the New Zealand Alpine Club Himalayan Expedition to the Barun Valley in 1954 by Sir Edmund Hillary with George Lowe
No Latitude for Error by Sir Edmund Hillary
The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Transantarctic Expedition, 1955-1958 by Sir Edmund Hillary with Sir Vivian Fuchs
High in the Thin Cold Air: The Story of the Himalayan Expedition Led by Sir Edmund Hillary by Sir Edmund Hillary with Desmond Doig
Schoolhouse in the Clouds by Sir Edmund Hillary
Nothing Venture, Nothing Win by Sir Edmund Hillary
From the Ocean to the Sky: Jet Boating Up the Ganges by Sir Edmund Hillary
Two Generations with Peter Hillary by Sir Edmund Hillary
Ascent: Two Lives Explored: The Autobiographies of Sir Edmund and Peter Hillary by Sir Edmund Hillary
View from the Summit: The Remarkable Memoir by the First Person to Conquer Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary
Sir Edmund Hillary: An Extraordinary Life by Alexa Johnston
Everest: The First Ascent – How a Champion of Science Helped to Conquer the Mountain by Harriett Tuckey
 
BARRINGTON IRVING
Touch the Sky: My Solo Flight Around the World by Barrington Irving and Holly Peppe

CHARLES A. LINDBERGH
We by Charles A. Lindbergh
Of Flight and Life by Charles A. Lindbergh
The Spirit of St. Louis by Charles A. Lindbergh
The Wartime Journals of Charles A. Lindbergh by Charles A. Lindbergh
Boyhood on The Upper Mississippi by Charles A. Lindbergh
Charles A. Lindbergh: Autobiography of Values by Charles A. Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh: An American Hero
The Flight of the Century: Charles Lindbergh and the Rise of American Aviation by Thomas Kessner
The Untold Story of The Spirit of St. Louis: From the Drawing Board to the Smithsonian by Ev. Cassagneres
Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg

WILLIAM PINKNEY
As Long As it Takes: Meeting the Challenge by William Pinkney

MAJOR TAYLOR
The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World by “Major” Marshall Taylor
Major Taylor: The Inspiring Story of a Black Cyclist and the Men Who Helped Him Achieve Worldwide Fame by Conrad Kerber and Terry Kerber
Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome
Major: A Black Athlete, a White Era, and the Fight to Be the World’s Fastest Human Being by Todd Baif
Major Taylor: The Extraordinary Career of a Champion Bicycle Racer by Andrew Ritchie

JESSICA WATSON
True Spirit by Jessica Watson