Susan Olasky

Susan is a book reviewer, story coach, feature writer and editor for WORLD. She has authored eight historical novels for children and teaches twice a year at World Journalism Institute. Susan resides with her husband, Marvin, in Austin, Texas. Follow her on Twitter @susanolasky.

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2019 Deaths

Obituaries | Hall of Fame baseball player Frank Robinson was the first African American to manage a Major League Baseball team.
by Susan Olasky
Posted 12/12/19, 05:44 pm

Juanita Abernathy

87 / Sept. 12 / Civil rights activist who wrote the business plan for the Birmingham bus boycott and marched alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and her husband, Ralph Abernathy, despite threats and the KKK firebombing of her home. She once said, “The men ran the movement, but we were the actual bodies that made it happen.” 

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Hooves, paws, and claws

Children’s Books | Four silly animal stories
by Susan Olasky
Posted 10/24/19, 01:17 pm

Let Me Sleep, Sheep!

Meg McKinlay

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Books about the past

by Susan Olasky
Posted 10/10/19, 01:05 pm

The Secrets We Kept

Lara Prescott

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