Amazing Chattanooga!

Amazing profiles of unsung heroes.

Home of the first African American appointed as Lead Counsel on a Supreme Court case.
Home of Mary Walker, the nation's oldest student, who learned to read at age 116.
Home of William "Bill" Lewis, the blacksmith who worked to free his entire enslaved family...and who put the shackles on the "Andrew's Raiders.

Author: THE OLDEST STUDENT: How Mary Walker Learned to Read; Schwartz & Wade Books, Jan 7, 2020

  1. Starred Kirkus Review – https://tinyurl.com/uzxrupc
  2. Starred PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY Review – https://tinyurl.com/rn8turu
  3. Featured on BLACK ENTERPRISE – https://tinyurl.com/uprl33y
  4. Recommended on ROMPER online https://tinyurl.com/u9egc4p
  5. Starred BookListOnline Review – https://tinyurl.com/w3qn4yl
  6. Starred Hornbook Review – https://tinyurl.com/w84fdmg

Author: HAMMERING FOR FREEDOM: The William Lewis Story; Lee and Low Books, Sept 25,2018

  1. Starred Kirkus Review – https://tinyurl.com/vd9q9mx
  2. Starred BookListOnline Review – https://tinyurl.com/rfg4b6v
  3. Junior Library Guild Selection – https://tinyurl.com/vysmqfj
  4. Starred Hornbook Review – https://tinyurl.com/w84fdmg
  5. American Library Association’s 2019 “Notable Children’s Picture Books" list
  6. Nominated for the 2020-2021 Louisiana Readers’ Choice Awards in grades 3-5! – https://tinyurl.com/tr49rug

Member, SCBWI.org

2014: East TN Historical Society Community History Award

http://tinyurl.com/nzze4gl

2014:  SCBWI Letter of Merit – Multicultural MG Novel:

http://www.scbwi.org/2014-wip-winners-announced/

2012: Lee and Low Books New Voices Award Winner

2009: First Place, Google Knol Competition

2007: Innerlit Moon Best First Chapter Contest (unpublished Romance)

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