From Sue Macy: I will be speaking on "Intimate Portrait: The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League" at the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ, on Saturday, July 18 at 1 p.m. Besides looking at the triumphs and challenges of the pioneers who played in the league, I will talk about the long-awaited recognition they enjoyed in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as their hopes for the future of women's baseball. The talk is in conjunction with an exhibit, "Linedrives & Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women’s Baseball" that will be at the museum through August 9.
From Tanya Stone: The 2009 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature were recently announced. Tanya Lee Stone's ALMOST ASTRONAUTS: 13 WOMEN WHO DARED TO DREAM is one of two Honor titles in the nonfiction category! There will be an awards ceremony at the Boston Athenaeum on October 2nd. The other Honor title is The Way We Work by David Macauley. The Award title is The Lincolns by Candace Fleming.
In other news, Tanya Lee Stone's picture book about Elizabeth Cady Stanton, ELIZABETH LEADS THE WAY, was just named a Minnesota Comstock Award Honor Book. Stickers!
Barbara Kerley's latest National Geographic title, One World, One Day, was selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2009 Kids' List.
Deborah Heiligman has a number of speaking engagements this fall, including: the Princeton Children's Book Festival, September 12, 2009, where she will be talking about CHARLES AND EMMA: THE DARWINS' LEAP OF FAITH, and signing books.