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Prince Rupert Library J 629.13 MacL (Text) 33294002075893 Juvenile Non-Fiction Volume hold Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781443170208
  • ISBN: 1443170208
  • Physical Description: print
    regular print
    31 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Scholastic Canada Ltd., 2019.

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Summary, etc.: "In this amazing addition to the Scholastic Canada Biography series, young Canadians will learn about the trailblazing Elsie MacGill, whose work on the Canadian-made Hawker Hurricane fighter helped the Allied forces to victory in World War II.Elsie was born in 1905 to a mother who was a feminist pioneer in her own right.  Elsie grew up fully expecting to follow her dreams. And she did. Elsie was first woman to graduate from the University of Toronto's electrical engineering program. Elsie went on to earn a master's in aeronautical engineering -but contracted polio the day before her convocation. She battled back, and a storied engineering career followed, including being in charge of the tooling and manufacture of the famous Hawker Hurricane. Later in her life she was a champion of women's rights and her work shaped many of the protections we now enjoy."--Provided by the publisher.
Subject: MacGill, Elsie Gregory -- 1905-1980 -- Juvenile literature
Aeronautical engineers -- Canada -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Engineers -- Canada -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Women engineers -- Canada -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Feminists -- Canada -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Social reformers -- Canada -- Biography -- Juvenile literature

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