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Below are lists of children and adult books by and about adventurers profiled on this website.  This list will change as additional adventurers are profiled on this website.  Uncommon Experiences does not certify to the quality of any of the publications nor are the lists intended to be exhaustive. 



Fly High!  The Story of Bessie Coleman (2004) by Louise Borden and Mary Kay Kroeger
Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story of “Brave Bessie” Coleman (1998) by Reeve Lindbergh and Pamela Paparone
Talking About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman (2002) by Nikki Grimes
Bessie Coleman: Daring Stunt Pilot (2007) by Trina Robbins and Ken Steacy
Bessie Coleman: Daring to Fly (2003) by Sally M. Walker


I Am Amelia Earhart (2014) by Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos
Amelia Earhart (Little People, Big Dreams) (2016) by Ma Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Who Was Amelia Earhart? (2002) by Kate Boehm Jerome
A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart (1999) by David A. Adler
I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer (2007) by Carole Boston Weatherford
Keep On: The Story of Matthew Henson, Co-Discoverer of the North Pole (2009) by Deborah Hopkinson and Stephen Alcorn
Matthew Henson: Arctic Adventurer (2006) by Blake A. Hoena and Phil Miller



Bessie Coleman: The Rest of the Story (2014) by Guy Franklin
The Life of Bessie Coleman (2014) by Connie Plantz
Bessie Coleman: Pioneering Black Woman Aviator (2012) by John B. Holway
Up In The Air: The Story of Bessie Coleman (1996) by Philip S. Hart
Queen Bess: Daredevil Aviator (1995) by Doris L. Rich and Mae Jemison

20 Hours, 40 Minutes (1928) by Amelia Earhart
The Fun of It (1932) by Amelia Earhart
Last Flight (1937) by Amelia Earhart

Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart (2011) by Candace Fleming
Amelia Earhart: The Sky’s No Limit (2005) by Lori Van Pelt
The Powder Puff Derby of 1929: The First All Women’s Transcontinental Air Race (2002) by Gene Nora Jessen
Amelia Earhart’s Shoes: Is the Mystery Solved? (2001) by Thomas F. King and Randall S. Jacobson
East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart (1997) by Susan Butler
Letters from Amelia: An Intimate Portrait of Amelia Earhart (1982) by Jean L. Backus and Amelia Earhart

A Negro Explorer at the North Pole (2015) by Matthew Henson
A Journey for the Ages: Matthew Henson and Robert Peary’s Historic North Pole Expedition (2016) by Matthew Henson and Robert Peary

Ragtime (2010) by E.L. Doctorow 
North Pole Legacy: Black, White, and Eskimo (1991) by Dr. S. Allen Counter 
Onward: A Photobiography of African American Polar Explorer Matthew Henson (2005) by Dolores Johnson

High Adventure (1955) by Sir Edmund Hillary
East of Everest – An Account of the New Zealand Alpine Club Himalayan Expedition to the Barun Valley in 1954 (1956) by Sir Edmund Hillary with George Lowe
No Latitude for Error (1961) by Sir Edmund Hillary
The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Transantarctic Expedition, 1955-1958 (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 (1963) by Sir Edmund Hillary with Desmond Doig
Schoolhouse in the Clouds (1965) by Sir Edmund Hillary
Nothing Venture, Nothing Win (1975) by Sir Edmund Hillary
From the Ocean to the Sky: Jet Boating Up the Ganges (1980) by Sir Edmund Hillary
Two Generations with Peter Hillary (1984) by Sir Edmund Hillary
Ascent: Two Lives Explored: The Autobiographies of Sir Edmund and Peter Hillary (1992) by Sir Edmund Hillary
View from the Summit: The Remarkable Memoir by the First Person to Conquer Everest (2000) by Sir Edmund Hillary

Sir Edmund Hillary: An Extraordinary Life (2013) by Alexa Johnston
Everest: The First Ascent – How a Champion of Science Helped to Conquer the Mountain (2013) by Harriett Tuckey
Touch the Sky: My Solo Flight Around the World by Barrington Irving and Holly Peppe

We (1927) by Charles A. Lindbergh
Of Flight and Life (1948) by Charles A. Lindbergh
The Spirit of St. Louis (1953) by Charles A. Lindbergh
The Wartime Journals of Charles A. Lindbergh (1970) by Charles A. Lindbergh
Boyhood on The Upper Mississippi (1972) by Charles A. Lindbergh
Charles A. Lindbergh: Autobiography of Values (1978 – posthumous publication) by Charles A. Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh: An American Hero (2013)
The Flight of the Century: Charles Lindbergh and the Rise of American Aviation (2010) by Thomas Kessner
The Untold Story of The Spirit of St. Louis: From the Drawing Board to the Smithsonian (2002) by Ev. Cassagneres
Lindbergh (1998) by A. Scott Berg

As Long As it Takes: Meeting the Challenge (2006) by William Pinkney

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 (2014) by Conrad Kerber and Terry Kerber
Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist (2012) 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 (2008) by Todd Baif
Major Taylor: The Extraordinary Career of a Champion Bicycle Racer (1988) by Andrew Ritchie


True Spirit by Jessica Watson