"In spare and elegant free verse, Malaspina shares a vivid act of civil disobedience...Inspiring fodder for an electoral--or any other--year." - Kirkus Reviews
2013 Amelia Bloomer Project Top Ten List
"Velasquez’s majestic, thickly painted oils portray Coachman (b. 1923) with a quiet serenity and assurance, as Malaspina, writing in verse, conveys the magnitude of her accomplishments with agility and lyricism: “As she climbed to the top/ of the winners’ stand,/ the crowd rose/ for the bare-feet flying,/ long-legs spinning,/ moon jumper from Georgia.” - Publisher's Weekly
Bank Street College 2013 Best Children's Books of the Year
A Junior Library Guild Selection
"If I could read, I could be anything at all..." -Yasmin's Hammer (Lee & Low Books)
Doug Chayka, artist
Ann Malaspina writes multicultural and historical nonfiction and fiction books for children and young adults. She lives in New Jersey with her family.