Passing for Black: The Life and Careers of Mae Street Kidd by Wade Hall. Born in Millersburg, Kentucky, in 1904 to a black mother and a white father, Kidd grew up to be state legislator. Accused of trying to pass for white in a segregated society, Kidd felt that she was doing the opposite -- choosing to assert her black identity. Passing for Black is her story, in her own words, of how she lived in this racial limbo and the obstacles it presented. AVAILABLE AS A BOOK CLUB KIT FROM KDLA
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Juliane Koepcke, 17, was sucked out of an airplane after it was struck by lightning. She fell 2 miles to the ground still strapped to her chair and lived. However, she had to endure a 9-day walk through the Amazon jungle before being rescued by loggers. She was the sole survivor of 93 passengers and crew in the December 24, 1971, crash of LANSA Flight 508.