Sue Macy is the author of close to 20 books for young readers on sports and women’s history. She has written middle-grade biographies of Annie Oakley, Nellie Bly, and Sally Ride; young adult non-fiction on the Olympics, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, and the impact of the bicycle and then the automobile on women’s lives at the turn of the 20thcentury; and picture books on the sportswriter Mary Garber and several iconic moments in women’s sports. Her books “Wheels of Change” (about the bicycle) and “Miss Mary Reporting” (about Mary Garber) will be for sale at She Roars.
At Princeton Sue majored in history with a certificate in American studies. She wrote her senior thesis on social reformer Alice Davis Menken’s work with delinquent Jewish girls on New York’s Lower East Side during the Progressive Era. She is proud to say that her thesis advisor, Estelle Freedman—now at Stanford—remains a friend and mentor and still occasionally gives her advice on her writing projects.