Kate Hannigan

Join us for a free event with Kate Hannigan for her latest book, Cape, on Saturday, August 10th at 10am. This is a free event though reservations are requested. To RSVP please call us at 231.347.1180, email us at events@mcleanandeakin.com or through Facebook or Eventbrite. 

 

Hidden Figures meets Wonder Woman in this action-packed, comic-inspired adventure about a brilliant girl puzzler who discovers she’s part of a superhero team!

Josie O’Malley does a lot to help out Mam after her father goes off to fight the Nazis, but she wishes she could do more—like all those caped heroes who now seem to have disappeared. If Josie can’t fly and control weather like her idol, Zenobia, maybe she can put her math smarts to use cracking puzzles for the government.

After an official tosses out her puzzler test because she’s a girl, it soon becomes clear that an even more top-secret agency has its eye on Josie, along with two other applicants: Akiko and Mae. The trio bonds over their shared love of female superhero celebrities, from Fantomah to Zenobia to the Black Cat. But during one extraordinary afternoon, they find themselves transformed into the newest (and youngest!) superheroes in town. As the girls’ abilities slowly begin to emerge, they learn that their skills will be crucial in thwarting a shapeshifting henchman of Hitler, and, just maybe, in solving an even larger mystery about the superheroes who’ve recently gone missing.

Inspired by remarkable real-life women from World War II—the human computers and earliest programmers called “the ENIAC Six”—this pulse-pounding adventure features bold action, brave thinking, and an empowering belief that each one of us has the stuff it takes to be a superhero.

Kate Hannigan is a noted author with a special passion for stories that empower girls and women. Her picture book biography, A Lady Has the Floor, received four starred reviews, was named a Junior Library Guild Selection, and was praised by Kirkus Reviews as “an excellent, well-researched model of its genre, which will inspire children to do whatever they desire in life, no matter what immediate restrictions exist.” In addition to the 2016 Golden Kite Award for Middle Grade Fiction, The Detective’s Assistant also received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and BCCB, and was a Booklist Editor’s Choice; a Bank Street College Best Children’s Book; a Nerdy Book Club award winner; an Amelia Bloomer List title; a Chicago Public Library Best Book; and a Mighty Girl Top Pick for Tweens and Teens. Hannigan recently presented at NCTE on “Our Mighty Girls,” about girl power in middle grade fiction, and was a judge for 2018’s Golden Kite Awards. Between her active presence on social media (@KateChicago), her work as founder of the Hyde Park/South Side Chicago chapter of SCBWI, and as an busy conference speaker, Kate is an involved, vocal, and respected member of the kid lit community. Visit her online at KatesBooks.com.  

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Cape (The League of Secret Heroes #1) Cover Image
By Kate Hannigan, Patrick Spaziante (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534439115
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aladdin - August 6th, 2019

Hidden Figures meets Wonder Woman in this action-packed, comic-inspired adventure about a brilliant girl puzzler who discovers she’s part of a superhero team!

Josie O’Malley does a lot to help out Mam after her father goes off to fight the Nazis, but she wishes she could do more—like all those caped heroes who now seem to have disappeared.


A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights Cover Image
By Kate Hannigan, Alison Jay (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781629794532
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Calkins Creek - January 30th, 2018

Written in the same vein as the recent best-selling titles I DISSENT and SHE PERSISTED, here is a nonfiction picture book biography of Belva Lockwood, a lawyer, activist and presidential candidate who devoted her life to overcoming obstacles and demanding equality for women.


Cupcake Cousins, Book 3 Winter Wonders (Cupcake Cousins, Book 3) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781484723630
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 5th, 2017

Cat and Mr. Henry have set the date for their wedding-Christmas Day!


Cupcake Cousins, Book 2 Summer Showers (Cupcake Cousins, Book 2) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781484723623
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 7th, 2016

It's summertime, and the Bumpus family is growing! Aunt Rosie and Uncle Jonathan are expecting, and the entire family gathers together at Whispering Pines for a baby shower. But with Willow's injured hand and big sisters pushing their way into the kitchen, it looks like Delia and Willow might have to surrender their aprons.


The Detective's Assistant Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316403498
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2016

Based on the extraordinary true story of America's first female detective, Kate Warne, this fast-paced adventure is full of feats of daring and danger, bold action, and newfound courage.


 

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