The Houston Chronicle features Alis the Aviator!

It was great to chat with Joy Sewing last week for a bit about Alis the Aviator. And I was excited to learn about her book for young people, Ava and the Prince: The Adventure of Two Rescue Pups (I love animals so much – rescue dogs especially!).

Thanks again, Joy!

“With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, children’s book authors are celebrating the milestone with an array of titles focused on everything from space exploration to aviation.

One of the these is “Alis the Aviator” by Missouri City resident and Canadian native Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail about the life of Dr. Alis Kennedy, the first Indigenous woman to obtain a commercial pilot’s licence in Canada. Metcalfe-Chenail will be doing a story time at the Lone Star Flight Museum, 11551 Aerospace Ave., at 9:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. (Tickets are $5 per person; free for 3 and under.)

“I grew up around aviation, so there was lots of exploration in my childhood,” Metcalfe-Chenail said. “In flight and in space, there’s this sense of following your dreams.”

Click here to read the whole article and see the other featured books, including:

  • Look Up With Me: Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Life Among the Stars”
    by Jennifer Berne and illustrated by Lorraine Nam (currently on my desk as a mentor book for a work in progress!)
  • “If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon”
    by Joyce Lapin and illustrated by Simona Ceccarelli
  • “Out There” by Tom Sullivan
  • “Destination Moon” by Seymour Simon
  • “Baby Astronaut” by Dr. Laura Gehl and Daniel Wiseman


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