tagged with: "hero"

Martin Luther King Jr.

A King Family Tribute

On January 15, 2013, Martin Luther King Jr. would have celebrated his eighty-fourth birthday. For a great many reasons, his absence is felt by all, but nowhere more profoundly than in the homes and hearts of his family.

on Friday, January 18th, 2013
in the category Holidays

A Soldier’s Secret

The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero

I love stumbling on little-known stories that grab my imagination and sense of history. Those are the stories I turn into books, the tales of courage and achievement against the odds that deserve to be widely known.

When I started researching the Civil War, I wanted to find someone who had made a real difference. I read widely, about both the North and the South, and I learned that more than 400 women had disguised themselves as men and fought as soldiers for one side or the other. Women disguised as men? Definitely a promising story there!

on Friday, November 9th, 2012
in the category Young Adult Books