Sandra Neil Wallace is an award-winning author of fiction and biography for young readers. Her titles have been selected as ALA Notable books, the Chicago Public Library’s “Best of the Best”, and awarded Booklist’s Editors’ Choice, the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, and Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Book of the Year. An immigrant and daughter of a refugee, Sandra is drawn to stories of overcoming barriers, including gender, ethnicity and race. A former network news anchor and ESPN sportscaster, she succeeded in breaking a gender barrier in sports by becoming the first woman to host an NHL broadcast on national television. She lives in New Hampshire and Maine with her husband, author Rich Wallace.