The Hallelujah Flight
by Phil Bildner
They fly through the air with the greatest of ease...well, to the best of their ability anyway! Known as the "Flying Hoboes," James Banning and his co-pilot Thomas Allen made history by becoming the first African American pilots to fly across the United States. Their mission was to inspire people brought low by the Great Depression. The relied on the help of the townspeople they met along the way, who helped them keep their "flying jalopy" going. Based on a true story, The Hallelujah Flight is an adventurous tale of strength, courage, and ingenuity.
[Summary from The Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List]