Reading: Susan Tate Ankeny: American Flygirl

Annie Bloom's Books welcomes Oregon author Susan Tate Ankeny for an in-store reading from her new book, American Flygirl.

About American Flygirl:

One of WWII's most uniquely hidden figures, Hazel Ying Lee was the first Asian American woman to earn a pilot's license, join the WASPs, and fly for the United States military amid widespread anti-Asian sentiment and policies. Her singular story of patriotism, barrier breaking, and fearless sacrifice is told for the first time in full for readers of The Women with Silver Wings by Katherine Sharp Landdeck, A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell, The Last Boat Out of Shanghai by Helen Zia, Facing the Mountain by Daniel James Brown and all Asian American, women's and WWII history books.

Susan Tate Ankeny is the author of nonfiction WWII history books including American Flygirl and The Girl and the Bombardier. A former educator, she is a member of the Oregon 8th Air Force Historical Society and the Association des Sauveteurs d’Aviateurs Alliés, which finds and memorializes World War II crash sites in France. The daughter of a WWII bombardier and great-granddaughter of Oregon pioneers, she lives in the Pacific Northwest and can be found online at

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
American Flygirl By Susan Tate Ankeny Cover Image
ISBN: 9780806542829
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (updated daily)
Published: Citadel - April 23rd, 2024

The Girl and the Bombardier: A True Story of Resistance and Rescue in Nazi-Occupied France By Susan Tate Ankeny Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635767179
Availability: Special Order - arrival estimates will be provided when your order is processed
Published: Diversion Books - September 8th, 2020