Ann Bausum
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Ann Bausum

Ann Bausum writes about history for readers of all ages from her home in southern Wisconsin. Her works often focus on under-told stories from the past, and she frequently explores issues of social justice.

Her newest title, The March Against Fear (National Geographic: 2017), is her third work to examine the civil rights movement in the American South. In the case of these and other books, Bausum strives to bring the nation's social justice history to life in ways that empower and inspire readers young and old alike. Her previous title, Stonewall (Viking: 2015), is among the first nonfiction books to introduce teens to gay rights history. Previous works have explored voting rights, immigration, and free speech, among other topics.

The almost-forgotten story of Stubby lured Bausum away from social justice history temporarily. She wrote twin titles about the stray dog smuggled to Europe during World War I who returned to a hero's welcome. Both books were published in 2014 by National Geographic: Sergeant Stubby (for adult readers) and Stubby the War Dog (for children).
In the spring of 2017, the Children's Book Guild of Washington, D.C., will honor the body of Bausum's work by presenting her with its venerable Nonfiction Award. This award recognizes the consistent commendation earned by her individual titles through the years. Bausum's books have appeared consistently on lists of recommended and notable titles and have earned numerous literary awards including a Sibert Honor Award, the Jane Addams Children's Book Award, the Carter G. Woodson Award (on two occasions), and the SCBWI Golden Kite Award. In 2015, she was named the year's Notable Wisconsin Children's Author by the Wisconsin Library Association.

You may follow Bausum on Facebook and Twitter or visit her online at www.AnnBausum.com.

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    • Sergeant Stubby

    • How a Stray Dog and His Best Friend Helped Win World War I and Stole the Heart of a Nation
    • By: Ann Bausum
    • Narrated by: Pam Ward
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Told for the first time, here is the story of a stray dog who eventually became affectionately known as Sergeant Stubby, the most famous war dog of World War I....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great historical account of Stubby!

    • By Michael Roenbeck on 11-12-18
    • How a Stray Dog and His Best Friend Helped Win World War I and Stole the Heart of a Nation
    • By: Ann Bausum
    • Narrated by: Pam Ward
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 05-13-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Stonewall

    • Breaking out in the Fight for Gay Rights
    • By: Ann Bausum
    • Narrated by: Tim Federle, Ann Bausum
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ann Bausum's riveting exploration of the Stonewall Riots and the national Gay Rights movement that followed is eye-opening, unflinching, and inspiring....

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    • Our history is important

    • By Robin Graber on 08-21-17

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    • Freedom Riders

    • John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights
    • By: Anne Bausum
    • Narrated by: Cecelia Riddett
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
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    This Robert F. Silbert Honor Book is a stunning testament to the struggle for social progress despite deeply entrenched racism in the American South....

    • John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights
    • By: Anne Bausum
    • Narrated by: Cecelia Riddett
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Release date: 10-24-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Regular price: $14.67

    • Denied, Detained, Deported

    • Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigration
    • By: Ann Bausum
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
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    With painstaking research and her unique narrative style, award-winning author Ann Bausum makes the history of immigration in America come alive for young people....

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    • With Courage and Cloth

    • Winning the Fight for a Woman's Right to Vote
    • By: Ann Bausum
    • Narrated by: Natalia Payne
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book chronicles the long history of the fight for women's voting rights....

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    • Stubby the War Dog

    • The True Story of World War I's Bravest Dog
    • By: Ann Bausum
    • Narrated by: Andrea Gallo
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The story of a dog so brave he saved lives and won hearts....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story of a great dog!

    • By Lora Donnelly on 11-12-18

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    • The March Against Fear

    • The Last Great Walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the Emergence of Black Power
    • By: Ann Bausum
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
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    Listeners learn about the powerful figures and emerging leaders who joined the over 200-mile walk that became known as the "March Against Fear"....

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    • Marching to the Mountaintop

    • How Poverty, Labor Fights, and Civil Rights set the Stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Final Hours
    • By: Ann Bausum
    • Narrated by: Corey Allen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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    In early 1968 the grisly on-the-job deaths of two African-American sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, prompted an extended strike by that city's segregated force of trash collectors....

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