Sue Macy

Books by This Author

Freeze Frame: A History of the Winter Olympics

By: Sue Macy
Age Level: 6-9
The winter games began in France in 1924. This compelling examination of their start, the evolution of the games, and more are revealed in photographs and compelling text. It is current through the 2006 winter Olympic Games.

Swifter, Higher, Stronger: A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics

By: Sue Macy
Age Level: 6-9
Even though the ancient Greeks conceived the Olympics, it was a small Frenchman "with a shrill voice and a bushy mustache" who almost single-handedly brought the modern Olympics to life again. This revealing, clear, and handsome book provides an engaging and authoritative overview of the summer Olympics.

The Book Rescuer: How a Mensch from Massachusetts Saved Yiddish Literature for Generations to Come

Drawing of a large group of people surrounding by a man with a beard and a book.
By: Sue Macy
Illustrated by: Stacey Innerst
Age Level: 6-9
Language: English

Over the last forty years, Aaron Lansky has jumped into dumpsters, rummaged around musty basements, and crawled through cramped attics. He did all of this in pursuit of a particular kind of treasure, and he’s found plenty. Lansky’s treasure was any book written Yiddish, the language of generations of European Jews. When he started looking for Yiddish books, experts estimated there might be about 70,000 still in existence. Since then, the MacArthur Genius Grant recipient has collected close to 1.5 million books, and he’s finding more every day.