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Sandra Neil Wallace


Sandra Neil Wallace

Sandra Neil Wallace is an award-winning author of books for young readers. Known for her investigative journalism and original narrative style, she writes stories about people who break barriers. Her titles have been selected as ALA Notable books, the Chicago Public Library's "Best of the Best", Booklist's Editors' Choice, Bank Street College's Best Children's Book of the Year, and earned YALSA's Award Nomination for Excellence in Nonfiction.

Before becoming an author, Sandra was a network news anchor and ESPN sportscaster. She broke a gender barrier in sports by becoming the first woman to host an NHL broadcast on TV. Sandra lives in New Hampshire and Maine with her husband, author Rich Wallace. To find out more about her, visit

Sandra Neil Wallace

Books by Sandra Neil Wallace

by Sandra Neil Wallace, Rich Wallace, and Agata Nowicka - Children's, Children's 8-12, Children's Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Prejudice

The men and women in this book represent nations from Somalia to Germany, from Syria to China, from Mexico to Sweden and more. They are people like Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, international singing sensation Celia Cruz, star basketball player Dikembe Mutombo, world-renowned physicist Albert Einstein and influential journalist Jorge Ramos. And they are all immigrants or refugees to the United States of America. Their courage, their achievements and their determination to change the world have helped make our country a stronger place.