War in the Ring (Florio-Shapiro)    America’s black champion, Joe Louis, takes on Max Schmeling and the Nazis as World War II approaches. (For Young Adults)   A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection    “The story is fascinating and reads as smoothly as a novel.… Recommended for all public and school libraries.” – School Library Journal    “Florio and Shapiro bring considerable skill to their lively telling of this multilayered slice of history.”  –  Kirkus Reviews    “Thoroughly sourced, Florio and Shapiro’s book celebrating Louis’s life is a knockout.” – Booklist    Release Date: June 25, 2019

War in the Ring (Florio-Shapiro)

America’s black champion, Joe Louis, takes on Max Schmeling and the Nazis as World War II approaches. (For Young Adults)

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

“The story is fascinating and reads as smoothly as a novel.… Recommended for all public and school libraries.” – School Library Journal

“Florio and Shapiro bring considerable skill to their lively telling of this multilayered slice of history.” Kirkus Reviews

“Thoroughly sourced, Florio and Shapiro’s book celebrating Louis’s life is a knockout.” – Booklist

Release Date: June 25, 2019

One Nation Under Baseball (Florio-Shapiro)    A look at race, labor and social issues in baseball during the 1960s.   "This excellent read also covers race relations and other social issues, as well as the decade’s most memorable teams, players and events." – New York Times    "A riveting account of the decade." – Dallas News    “Careful, pointed writing shows us that professional sports should not be viewed in isolation from the society in which they function.” – Kirkus Reviews

One Nation Under Baseball (Florio-Shapiro)

A look at race, labor and social issues in baseball during the 1960s.

"This excellent read also covers race relations and other social issues, as well as the decade’s most memorable teams, players and events." – New York Times

"A riveting account of the decade." – Dallas News

“Careful, pointed writing shows us that professional sports should not be viewed in isolation from the society in which they function.” – Kirkus Reviews

One Punch from the Promised Land (Florio-Shapiro)    Former heavyweight champions Leon and Michael Spinks battle their way out of the housing projects. Does America want them to make it?   “This balanced and well-researched chronicle pulsates with a strong story line.” – Wall Street Journal    “An excellent read.” – Booklist    "Just as much about America’s racial and socioeconomic situation as it is an exploration of the dynamics of family and the history of the sweet science.” – Publishers Weekly

One Punch from the Promised Land (Florio-Shapiro)

Former heavyweight champions Leon and Michael Spinks battle their way out of the housing projects. Does America want them to make it?

“This balanced and well-researched chronicle pulsates with a strong story line.” – Wall Street Journal

“An excellent read.” – Booklist

"Just as much about America’s racial and socioeconomic situation as it is an exploration of the dynamics of family and the history of the sweet science.” – Publishers Weekly

Blind Moon Alley (Florio)    An albino bartender named Snowball meets up with an old friend on death row. The second novel in the Jersey Leo crime series.   “Readers will cheer for [Jersey Leo], a tough guy with a heart of hurt.”  –  Publishers Weekly (starred review)    “Hardboiled enough to remind readers of Hammett and Chandler.” – Kirkus Reviews    “A fun, fast read that bodes well for another Jersey Leo installment.” – Philadelphia Inquirer

Blind Moon Alley (Florio)

An albino bartender named Snowball meets up with an old friend on death row. The second novel in the Jersey Leo crime series.

“Readers will cheer for [Jersey Leo], a tough guy with a heart of hurt.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Hardboiled enough to remind readers of Hammett and Chandler.” – Kirkus Reviews

“A fun, fast read that bodes well for another Jersey Leo installment.” – Philadelphia Inquirer

 
Sugar Pop Moon (Florio)    Snowball is the quintessential outsider—an albino of mixed race, working as a bartender during Prohibition. The first novel in the Jersey Leo crime series.   “Don’t miss this absolutely riveting, gritty debut coming-of-age tale.” – Library Journal (starred review)    "Crackling with Chandleresque crack-wise charm, a breakneck pace, and wonderful characterizations.” – Historical Novel Society (Editor’s Choice)    “One of the most unusual and memorable protagonists ever to grace the printed page.…Highly recommended!” – Internet Review of Books

Sugar Pop Moon (Florio)

Snowball is the quintessential outsider—an albino of mixed race, working as a bartender during Prohibition. The first novel in the Jersey Leo crime series.

“Don’t miss this absolutely riveting, gritty debut coming-of-age tale.” – Library Journal (starred review)

"Crackling with Chandleresque crack-wise charm, a breakneck pace, and wonderful characterizations.” – Historical Novel Society (Editor’s Choice)

“One of the most unusual and memorable protagonists ever to grace the printed page.…Highly recommended!” – Internet Review of Books

Bullying & Me (Shapiro)    Stories from children who’ve been bullied—and those who’ve done the bullying.   “Readers will relate… and feel empowered by the varying perspectives offered.” – Publishers Weekly    “WOW. This is a wonderful book… I highly recommend this text.” – Teacher Lisa Colahan, Our Stories Count

Bullying & Me (Shapiro)

Stories from children who’ve been bullied—and those who’ve done the bullying.

“Readers will relate… and feel empowered by the varying perspectives offered.” – Publishers Weekly

“WOW. This is a wonderful book… I highly recommend this text.” – Teacher Lisa Colahan, Our Stories Count

Autism & Me (Shapiro)    Stories from siblings of children with autism.   “[Helps] explain both the struggles and triumphs of living with someone who has this disorder.” – School Library Journal    “Thoughtful fare for a wide age range.” – Booklist

Autism & Me (Shapiro)

Stories from siblings of children with autism.

“[Helps] explain both the struggles and triumphs of living with someone who has this disorder.” – School Library Journal

“Thoughtful fare for a wide age range.” – Booklist