Moscow author Annette Bay Pimentel will introduce her newest illustrated book for youth Saturday in Moscow.“Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon” was released Feb. 6 and tells the story of the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. The book was chosen as a Junior Library Guild Selection.
Pimentel’s 2016 book “Mountain Chef: How One Man Lost His Groceries, Changed His Plans, and Helped Cook up the National Park Service,” followed the story of Tie Sing, a Chinese-American hired to cook for a wilderness trip comprised of men who went on to begin the national park movement. It won the National Council of Social Studies’ Carter G. Woodson Award for the best elementary title depicting the experience of an ethnic or racial minority in the United States.
“Girl Running” is available online at at BookPeople of Moscow, where Pimentel will read and sign copies at 11 a.m. Saturday at 521 S. Main St.
Louis Sylvester of Lewiston is co-author of a new work of fiction for middle-schoolers: “Legends of the Lost Causes.”
The book is inspired by Osage Tribe myths and legends. After Bad Whiskey Nelson burns down the Home for the Lost Causes, Keech Blackwood leads a group of orphans to find the powerful Char Stone. They must trek through forests and fight zombie outlaws before Bad Whiskey gets the stone first.
The book is the first in a planned series and is a Junior Library Guild selection. It can be purchased at www.us.macmillan.com.
Sylvester is a Lewis-Clark State College professor of English. He wrote the book with Brad McLelland, a former crime journalist who lives in Oklahoma.