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P&P Live! Ann McCallum Staats | THRILL SEEKERS
March 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Join Ann McCallum Staats and extreme sportswomen as they discuss the new book THRILL SEEKERS: 15 REMARKABLE WOMEN IN EXTREME SPORTS with Politics and Prose Live!
Calling all brave and bold adventurers! Thrill Seekers introduces 15 unconventional female athletes who compete in extreme sports including cave diving, wingsuit flying, and Formula 1 racing. Each profile explores pivotal moments in the athlete’s career, examining the risks and rewards of pushing past fear to achieve greatness. The profiles also include a brief history of each sport. These modern role models perform unthinkable feats but are not superhuman. Many come from humble beginnings. Their passion for adventure and drive to succeed against all odds will inspire a new generation of young women to boldly pursue the unthinkable.
The event will include a panel discussion featuring athletes profiled in the book including Angela Hawse, Jill Heinerth, Melanie Curtis, Ann Marie Stephens, Sara Mudallal, Elladee Brown, and Sneha Sharma.
Ann McCallum Staats holds a BA in Education from the University of Victoria, BC, and an MA in Education from the University of Maryland. She is the author Women Heroes of the US Army as well as six children’s books, including The Secret Life of Math, which won ForeWord’s Gold Book of the Year, and the Eat Your Homework series. She is an ESOL high school teacher and a member of SCBWI as well as the Children’s Book Guild of Washington, DC.
Ages 12 and up