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 an historic US Supreme court case led by an unsung African American early civil rights hero.

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2 Starred Reviews!
7 Awards!

Star icon"COMPELLING ... (a) testimonial of an often-overlooked landmark event in the early history of civil rights."(Booklist, starred review)

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 convinced the world to save it. In this empowering biography, author Sandra Neil Wallace reveals how Marjory stood up to sexism, ageism, developers, and politicians, to help make the Everglades a national park, defending the precious ecosystem until age 108 and showing how one person can make a difference.

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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, in this ORBIS PICTUS HONOR winner for Outstanding Nonfiction.

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4 Starred Reviews!
6 Awards!

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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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 co-founder of The Koenig Siddall First Generation Scholarship Fund, and The Daily Good, an all-volunteer non-profit bringing 20 thousand culturally diverse foods to college students each year, through its Global Foods Pantries at New Hampshire colleges. She is the recipient of the Outstanding Women of New Hampshire Award for peace & nonviolence and the Keene Sentinel’s Extraordinary Women Award. Sandra lives in southern New Hampshire with her husband and frequent collaborator, author Rich Wallace.


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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!



Since 2010, SANDRA NEIL WALLACE has inspired thousands of young students and burgeoning writers as a guest author and writing workshop leader. She is a presenter for the literacy non-profit CLiF (Children's Literacy Foundation), and builds literacy initiatives as co-founder of THE DAILY GOOD's Summer Feed and Read Aloud program. To best support educators in the classroom, Sandra continues to create her popular, pre-recorded Book Talks and Read Alouds centered around the hidden heroes in the nonfiction picture books she co-creates.