Heather Lang

Heather Lang loves to research and write about real women who overcame extraordinary obstacles and never gave up on their dreams. Her recent picture book biography, Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine (Calkins Creek), illustrated by Raúl Colón, earned two starred reviews and won an SCBWI Crystal Kite Award. It was also named a 2017 NSTA Best STEM Book and one of Bank Street’s 2017 Best Children’s Books of the Year. Her other award-winning picture book biographies include, Queen of the Track: Alice Coachman, Olympic High-Jump Champion (Boyds Mills Press), The Original Cowgirl: The Wild Adventures of Lucille Mulhall (Albert Whitman), and Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark (Albert Whitman). All of Heather’s books have been selected for the Amelia Bloomer List.

When she is not researching, writing, or visiting with children in schools, she enjoys going on adventures with her husband and four children. Visit Heather at www.heatherlangbooks.com and connect with her on Twitter: @hblang.



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