But we're not done. This week, we're going to do a couple things to continue the conversation about Tammie Jo Shults:
- Let's dive into the fact that Tammie Jo Shults was a trailblazer in the Navy
- How EXACTLY this book is going to inspire you
- Did you know there's a special edition for younger readers and also there's an audiobook? Oh, there are BOTH, and you should get pumped.
We talked about it last week, but I'll ask the question for emphasis:
Did you know that Tammie Jo Shults was one of the first women to be a pilot in the U.S. Navy?
It’s pretty astounding how long it took for women to be included in the military and then to be allowed to participate in the same capacity as their male counterparts. The timeline of women in the U.S. military is stunning.
Captain Tammie Jo was one of the trailblazers that opened opportunities for women in the U.S. Navy. Though never permitted to fly combat because of now-lifted military restrictions, she was one of the first women to make it through pilot training, receive specialized training previously restricted to men, and break through the prejudices of individuals who would just as soon keep the status quo.
Some of the things that Captain Tammie Jo had to overcome are WILD: politics, being a minority in her field, and just downright pettiness. But she kept her nose to the grindstone, got the support from some amazing people, and she did 👏 that 👏 thing.
Essentially, Tammie Jo Shults and her new book, Nerves of Steel, will:
- Fire you up,
- Give you zero excuses not to pursue those dreams you gave up on,
- Develop a super group of amazing people to be on your squad,
- Work freaking hard, because at the end of the day, you can control that,
- And who knows, maybe break a glass ceiling or two! 😉
And what about the young girls (and boys, too) in your life who could use this same encouragement now while they’re figuring out who they are?
Three words: Young. Reader's. Edition.
I know I could’ve used this kind of book when I was growing up, especially during middle school, when many young girls start to believe that pursing their education and athletics doesn’t make them cool.
Let’s be real here, middle school is a rough time, which makes Nerves of Steel: Young Reader’s Edition a must-read. Captain Tammie Jo’s resilience and strength to pursue her dreams, even when they seemed impossible, even when people told her no, even when she wasn’t wanted, is a message that every single kid needs to read.
Can I get an amen?!
P.S. Go check out the audiobook, there’s some super cool bonus content in there that I highly recommend you check out! Wanna give the audiobook a listen right now? Well, it's is your lucky day, because we got the Page Chaser hookup:
Also, there's still time to get an amazing deal when you pre-order Nerves of Steel! Pre-order and get a FREE copy of Gary Sinise's Grateful American!
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