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Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart flew planes.

She was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.

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“Pilots are always dreaming,” Amelia said.

Her dream was to fly around the world.

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Amelia was a good pilot.

But fly around the world? Most people did not think she could do it.

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Amelia knew it would be a long trip. She worked hard to get ready.

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The first time Amelia tried to fly around the world, she failed.

A tire blew out! The plane crashed.

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Amelia was not hurt.

She would not let an accident stop her. She tried again.

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On June 1, 1937 she was ready. Amelia was with her copilot Fred Noonan.

Together they started the plane.

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They sped down the runway and lifted into the air.

Soon they were soaring above the clouds. Amelia’s flight around the world had begun.

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Amelia and her copilot flew to South America.

They flew to Africa. They flew to India. They even flew to Australia.

Amelia was living her dream.

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Amelia’s final stop was going to be a small island. There they would fill the plane with gas.

Then Amelia would fly home!

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But she did not get to the island.

Her plane was never found.

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Amelia Earhart was an American hero.

Today, she still inspires everyone to dream big.

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Amelia dreamed about being a pilot. What do you dream about doing when you grow up?

If you could fly around the world where would you go?

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FAZ Reading Level Detail

Lexile Score 320
Word Count 221
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