Books by This Author
A Whole New Ball Game: The Story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
Age Level: Middle Grade (9-14)
Young readers may be surprised to learn that a womern's professional baseball league thrived in the U.S. from 1943-1954. This fascinating volume explores the history of the league and the challenges faced by these trailblazing players, and includes wonderful photographs from the era.
Basketball Belles: How Two Teams & One Scrappy Player Put Women's Hoops on the Map
Illustrated by: Heather Collins
Women and girls haven't always played basketball. In fact, it was a struggle to play while acting "lady-like" in the late 1800s. Readers will enjoy learning about Agnes Motley and the competition that launched women into basketball through vivid prose and lively illustration.
Freeze Frame: A History of the Winter Olympics
The Book Rescuer: How a Mensch from Massachusetts Saved Yiddish Literature for Generations to Come
Illustrated by: Stacey Innerst
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.