"Clara's Foolish Pursuit," in Cricket

The fascinating story of the West Coast's first woman lawyer, Clara Shortridge Foltz, a single mother of five who opened California's public law schools and the California State Bar itself to women. Her ideas for providing free legal assistance to indigent criminal defendants helped form the foundation for the country's public defender system.

Selected Works

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Dreaming of Equality
An award-winning biography of the famous civil rights leader, for grades 4 through 7.
James Beckwourth: Legendary Mountain Man
“An authentic, compelling account of Jim Beckwourth’s life as a famous African American frontiersman …. ”
Short story
“Riffs,” in What A Song Can Do: 12 Riffs on the Power of Music
Sixteen-year-old Lee is torn between playing with his band or caring for his hospitalized mother.

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