A brief history of the WASP, those daring young women who flew every type of fighter plane and bomber during World War II. These were the women who inspired the character of my latest book, Velva Jean Learns to Fly. After Pearl Harbor is bombed, nineteen-year-old Velva Jean Hart earns her wings, and experiences all the excitement, danger, elation, harrassment, and sabotage that the real women of the WASP experienced.
Benjamin Percy, award-winning author of The Wilding and Refresh, Refresh, says: "For any who have ever chased a dream, for any who have ever risked it all, for any who have ever stumbled and risen and brushed the grit from their palms, for any who have ever grieved and mended, fallen in and out of love, wished to fly and then flown, there is Velva Jean, the fearless, wide-eyed, big-hearted heroine of Jennifer Niven's second novel, a sweeping adventure that takes the reader from the streets of Nashville to the belly of a WWII bomber."
Causes Jennifer Niven Supports
Alley Cat Allies
The American Cancer Society