Former Pilot Donates "Flyin' High" Book Series to West Manor and Continental Colony Students
Edgar Lewis, a retired bomber and fighter pilot who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, makes a donation to the students at West Manor and Continental Colony.
The Talkup APS Blog shared with parents and staff that, "West Manor and Continental Colony Elementary Schools recently received a donation of “High Flyin’” reading materials and activities for students." The blog goes on to say that, "the donation was the brainchild of Edgar Lewis, a retired bomber and fighter pilot who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars."
The book, High Flyin', was written by Zellie Orr and published by Legends & Lineage, a company that seeks to educate youth through a series of illustrated publications that provide fun-facts and activities, along with historical content that enhances knowledge and promotes self-esteem.
The book features high-end illustrations, engaging activities and the history of the Tuskegee Airmen presented in a chronological time line. According to Talkup APS, "the book brings to life the trials and triumphs of America’s first Black military aviators and provides activities that inspire and promote critical thinking and problem solving."
Click here to watch a video of the “High Flyin’” presentation.