The Sierra Madre Public Library has announced the 2023 selection of One Book One City; Flying Free: my victory over fear to become the first Latina pilot on the US Aerobatic Team by Cecilia Aragon.
By News Desk
One Book One City is a community reading program that invites everyone in Sierra Madre to read and discuss the same book during February 2023 and participate in exciting programs and events including:
- Author Talk with Cecilia Aragon,
- Tour of the San Gabriel Valley Airport,
- STEAM Dream Workshop for kids with local teacher Dany Richey,
- Paper airplane competition, for kids
- Movie night with the documentary Fly Like a Gir streamed l through Kanopy, and
- Inspirational presentations on women in flight.
Cecelia Aragon’s memoir, Flying Free, shares her journey of breaking past her own fears to become a champion aerobatic pilot. Aragon was a timid child, painfully shy and afraid of everything from heights to people. How did she become a death-defying daredevil and aerobatic pilot? In her memoir, she bares her life even though writing it “scared me more than pointing my single-seat experimental plane at the ground and opening the throttle until I was roaring earthward at 250 mph”.
Connect all month long through engaging themed programs that are free and fun for the whole family. Call the Sierra Madre Library at (626) 355-7186 for more information.
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