Under Amelia’s Wing

Heather Stemp

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ISBN: 9781771088503

Under Amelia’s Wing

Book 2 of the Ginny Ross Series

  Author:   Heather Stemp    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing Limited

It’s 1936, and against all odds—but not without a few stumbles—Ginny Ross has made it to Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Otherwise known as the academic home of her friend and mentor, Amelia Earhart.) For Ginny, this is the next step toward her dream of becoming a pilot, but it’s harder than she expected: as the only girl in her mechanical engineering program, she constantly has to prove she deserves to be there. Ginny is determined not to let the jeers of her classmates and the opinions of some backwards-thinking professors hold her back, but she is a world away from her home in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland.

When Amelia takes off in 1937 to fly around the globe, Ginny can’t shake a feeling of foreboding. Aviation is still relatively new and communication between air and ground is patchy at best. Then Amelia disappears without a trace, and Ginny must figure out if she has what it takes to forge ahead without her mentor. With the threat of the Second World War looming large, Ginny will need every bit of salty east coast grit she can muster.

Featuring historical photos of Amelia’s time at Purdue University (1935–37), this STEM-friendly novel will appeal to anyone who has suffered from imposter syndrome and has had to prove their worth—to others and themselves.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781771088503
Item NB1451
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
Published on October 1 2020
Language eng
Pages 232
Format Paperback
Dimensions7.75(in) x 5.25(in)
Shipping weight272(g)
Heather Stemp’s paternal roots lie in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. After 30 years as an English teacher, she retired to research her family history, discovering her Aunt Ginny’s friendship with Amelia Earhart in the process. As a result, she began writing the Ginny Ross Series. Amelia and Me was shortlisted for the 2014/2015 Red Cedar Award. Under Amelia’s Wing was shortlisted for the 2021 Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and the 2022 Red Maple Award. Beyond Amelia will be released in 2024. When not writing, Heather loves traveling with her husband, Don, and spending time at the cottage with her grandchildren and grand dogs.