Never Give Up! is the seventh book I’ve designed and published in the last four years. Written by Dr. Paul Lambert, former Director of the Oklahoma Heritage Association and commissioned by Governor Anoatubby of the Chickasaw Nation, this book is a story about the life of Pearl Carter Scott.
When Pearl was a little girl, Wiley Post would land his plane in the field next to her house. Wiley came to visit his brother who lived across the street. Soon after, Post befriended Pearl’s family, and her father became the first passenger to fly in the Winnie Mae. Pearl was the second. Before his famous trip around the world, Wiley taught Pearl to fly.
By the age of thirteen, Pearl’s father bought her an airplane, converted a pasture into an airport, and Pearl became one of the first American aviatrix in history. After her family lost everything in the Great Depression, she turned her life toward the service of the Chickasaw people.
Celebrated by the likes of NASA, Pearl became a revered tribal elder who was inducted into several Hall of Fames before she died.
Creative Direction and Design: Scott Horton
Author: Dr. Paul Lambert, Former Director, Oklahoma Heritage Association
Editors: Dr. Bob Blackburn, Executive Director, Oklahoma Historical Society
and Dr. Amanda J. Cobb-Greetham, The Chickasaw Nation
Production and Illustration: Scott Horton
Pre-press Photos : Tim Edge
Printing Press: Thomsom-Shore, Dexter, MI
Sent to Press: Wednesday, August 8, 2007