Elizabeth Wein was born in New York City and has lived in Pennsylvania and England. She is an enthusiastic pilot of small planes, which inspired her most recent books, Code Name Verity and Black Dove, White Raven, both of which feature female pilots during World War II. At age 15 she started writing her first book, The Winter Prince, which was her first published novel.
Black Dove, White Raven
Having moved to Ethiopia to avoid the prejudices of 1930s America, Emilia Menotti, her black adoptive brother Teo, and their mother Rhoda, a stunt pilot, are devoted to their new country even after war with Italy looms, drawing the teens into the conflict.
Code Name Verity
In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can
Rose Under Fire
When young American pilot Rose Justice is captured by Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women's concentration camp, she finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery, and friendship of her fellow prisoners.