Saturday Oct 12, 2019
Albuquerque, NM 87111
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NM author Caroline Starr Rose celebrates the release of her historically-based children's book A Race Around the World: The True Story of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland.
LOCAL AUTHOR CELEBRATES NEW CHILDREN'S HISTORICAL-BASED BOOK 4:00 PM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, AT PAGE ONE BOOKS
New Mexico author Caroline Starr Rose is celebrating the release of her latest children's book - this one historically based - "A Race Around the World: The True Story of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland" 4:00 pm Saturday, October 12, at Page One Books.
The book is described as such: "In 1889, New York reporter Nellie Bly—inspired by Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days—began a circumnavigation she hoped to complete in less time. Her trip was sponsored by her employer, The World. Just hours after her ship set out across the Atlantic, another New York publication put writer Elizabeth Bisland on a westbound train. Bisland was headed around the world in the opposite direction, thinking she could beat Bly's time. Only one woman could win the race, but both completed their journeys in record time."
Rose spent her childhood in the deserts of Saudi Arabia and New Mexico, camping at the Red Sea in one and eating red chile in the other. As a girl she danced ballet, raced through books, composed poetry on an ancient typewriter, and put on magic shows in a homemade cape. She's taught both social studies and English in New Mexico, Florida, Virginia, and Louisiana. In her classroom, she worked to instill in her students a passion for books, an enthusiasm to experiment with words, and a curiosity about the past. She is the author of the critically acclaimed novels in verse "May B." and "Blue Birds." Her novel, "Jasper and the Riddle of Riley's Mine," was released in early 2017. Her books have been ALA-ALSC Notable, Junior Library Guild, ABA New Voices, Kids’ Indie Next, Amazon’s Best Books of the Month for Kids, and Bank Street College of Education Best Books selections. She lives in New Mexico with her husband and two sons.
Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank Blvd NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Rose event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit www.page1book.com.
Author Website: https://carolinestarrrose.com