Coming This February!

November 4,2019
On February 4, 2020, National Geographic will publish Breaking Through: How Female Athletes Shattered Stereotpyes in the Roaring Twenties. It's the final book in my trilogy that looks at women's lives in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the culmination of my career (so far) writing about women and

My Favorite Things

January 26,2018
I will be a faculty member for the upcoming Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Conference for Maryland, Delaware, and West Virginia on March 17, and I sat down and answered some pretty creative questions for their blog the other day. If you've ever wanted to know my favorite

First and Foremost

December 13,2017
Sometimes you write a book about a subject that you just can’t let go. That happened to me with my first book, A Whole New Ballgame, published way back in 1993. The book tells the story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, the women’s league that began as a

Inside Roller Derby Rivals: A Conversation with the Author

September 12,2014
Note: Holiday House ran this author Q&A in their September 2014 digital newsletter. Q: Sue, please tell us about your new book, ROLLER DERBY RIVALS. A: ROLLER DERBY RIVALS is the true story of the rivalry between two female skaters, Midge "Toughie" Brasuhn and Gerry Murray, during the 17 days in 1948 when

Grandma Got Game

March 13,2014
Recently Grace Butcher, an Ohio-based poet and writer who contributed four poems and a short story to my book, Girls Got Game, shared an anecdote involving her 11-year-old granddaughter, Kate. It seems that Kate, who lives with her family in New Hampshire, was studying poetry in her fifth-grade class. Her