I’m excited to announce that I have two new books coming out later this year.
Roller Derby Rivals, a picture book illustrated by Matt Collins, will be in stores this July. Published by Holiday House, it’s the true story of the rivalry between female skaters Gerry Murray and Midge “Toughie” Brasuhn that dominated Roller Derby during the 1940s and helped the sport become one of the first hits of the television era. Matt also illustrated my earlier picture book, Basketball Belles, and his Roller Derby illustrations are every bit as dynamic as the ones in that volume.
Sally Ride: Life on a Mission, is a middle grade/YA biography of Sally, the first American woman in space and a huge proponent of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education for girls. It will be published by Aladdin and will be in stores September 9, but it’s already available for preorders. Click on the cover image to check it out.
I’ll add a page for each book to this Web site as its publication date approaches.