Columbus: Shana Corey on "The Secret Subway"
Join us on Saturday, May 7th for for a reading with Shana Corey from her new book, The Secret Subway.
New York City in the 1860s was a mess: crowded, disgusting, filled with GARBAGE! You see, way back in 1860, there were no subways, just cobblestone streets. That is, UNTIL inventor and MAKER Alfred Ely Beach had the idea for a fan-powered train that would travel underground. On February 26, 1870, after fifty-eight days of drilling and painting and plastering, Beach unveiled his masterpiece—and the rest is history! Afterall, sometimes it just takes one idea to get things rolling!
Shana Corey was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start for her first picture book, You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer!, which was also selected as a Publishers Weekly's Best Children's Books of 2000, a PW Best Book, a Booklist Editors' Choice for 2000, a Children's Literature Choice for 2001, and a 2001 Orbis Pictus Recommended Book. Shana's other books for young readers include Here Come the Girl Scouts!, Mermaid Queen: The Spectacular True Story of Annette Kellerman (A Junior Library Guild Selection), Milly and the Macy's Parade (an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Books Award winner) and Players in Pigtails (an ALA Amelia Bloomer Project Recommended Book). Shana is also a children's book editor.