Marjory Saves the Everglades

The Story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas

She was a suffragist not a scientist, a journalist not an environmentalist, but when the Everglades was being destroyed, Marjory Stoneman Douglas found a way to convince the world to save it. In this empowering biography, author Sandra Neil Wallace reveals how Marjory stood up to sexism and ageism to help make the Everglades a national park, defending the precious ecosystem until age 108, proving that one person can make a difference at any age or stage of life.

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The Teachers March!

How Selma's Teachers Changed History

Demonstrating the power of protest and standing up for a just cause, authors Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace collaborate on their first picture book to tell the extraordinary, true story of how teachers took to the streets in 1965 and changed voting rights history.

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4 Starred Reviews!

Star icon"STUNNINGLY POWERFUL … A timely testament to the power of collectivism and the continued need for widespread civic engagement."(Booklist, starred review)

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Between the Lines

How Ernie Barnes Went From the Football Field to the Art Gallery

Former ESPN sportscaster Sandra Neil Wallace and Caldecott Honor illustrator Bryan Collier tell the true story of NFL star Ernie Barnes, who became one of the most influential artists of his generation. The inspiring story of a man who made his mark in two very different worlds is the 2019 ORBIS PICTUS winner for Outstanding Nonfiction.

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4 Starred Reviews!

Star icon"RICH ... A well-sourced, stirringly told account of an artist drawing inspiration from and finding beauty in the immediate surroundings of his world."(Publishers Weekly, starred review)

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Race Against Time

The Untold Story of Scipio Jones and the Battle to Save Twelve Innocent Men

Scipio Africanus Jones -- a self-taught attorney who was born enslaved -- leads a momentous series of court cases to save twelve Black men unjustly sentenced to death in 1919. Through in-depth research and consultation with legal experts, award-winning nonfiction authors Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace examine the complex proceedings and an unsung African American early civil rights hero.

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Star icon"COMPELLING ... (a) testimonial of an often-overlooked landmark event in the early history of civil rights."(Booklist, starred review)
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SANDRA NEIL WALLACE IS AN AUTHOR AND ADVOCATE for change. Known for her investigative journalism and original narrative style, her books for young readers focus on people who break barriers and change the world. As the daughter of a refugee and concentration camp survivor, Sandra became a changemaker herself. The first generation in her family to attend university, she became a journalist, anchoring the network news before shattering the glass ceiling in sports television as the first woman to host an NHL broadcast on national TV. Her books have won national awards including NCTE's Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction, SCBWI’s Golden Kite Honor Award, ILA’s Social Justice Literature Award, and been chosen as Outstanding Science Books and Best Books by the American Library Association, Kirkus, Booklist, and the New York and Chicago Public Libraries.

Sandra became a U.S. citizen in 2016 and advocates for social responsibility in her community as a co-founder of the Keene International Festival and The Daily Good, a non-profit making the daily lives of community members better. An advisor to the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College, she is the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Women of New Hampshire Award for peace & nonviolence and the Keene Sentinel’s Extraordinary Women Award. Sandra lives in New Hampshire with her husband and frequent collaborator, author Rich Wallace.


  • Snack & Read LIVE with Simon Kids on Facebook

    Sandra reads Marjory Saves the Everglades: The Story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas on Simon Kids Facebook page as part of the Snack & Read LIVE series. Grab a snack and tune in for story time!


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    Read-Aloud by author Sandra Neil Wallace of MARJORY SAVES THE EVERGLADES: The Story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, followed by an awesome Q & A to celebrate Marjory's Birthday!


SANDRA NEIL WALLACE inspires thousands of young students and burgeoning writers as a guest author and writing workshop leader. She enjoys virtual and in-person school visits and often presents with her husband and frequent book collaborator, Rich Wallace. Sandra is also an official presenter for the literary non-profit CLiF (Children’s Literacy Foundation). Find out about presentations on Sandra's SCHOOL VISIT GUIDE.

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