Category Archives: Alumni Authors

Judo master

Boston College graduate Eve Nadel Catarevas has written a picture book biography of Rena Glickman, a pioneer of women’s judo. Glickman, known professionally as Rusty Kanokogi, was born in Brooklyn and practiced judo throughout her life. She was not allowed … Continue reading

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Women artists

Discover Her Art (Chicago Review Press, 2022) introduces young readers to the lives and artwork of 24 women from the 16th to the 20th century. In each chapter, readers arrive at a masterwork, explore it with an artist’s eye, and … Continue reading

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Opening minds

Boston College graduate and education consultant Afrika Afeni Mills explores why racial identity work is crucial, especially for white educators and students, in order to achieve a learning environment that is bias-free and truly advances diversity, equity, and inclusion, in … Continue reading

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Fixing Broken Mirrors

In his newly published memoir, Fixing Broken Mirrors, 2022 Boston College graduate Taesung Kim recounts his lonely, traumatic childhood as the target of domestic abuse. Writing using the pen name Taesung, he also addresses his struggles with mental health issues. … Continue reading

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Coming of age through grief and music

Boston College graduate Katie Moulton tells the story of her coming of age through grief and the music of Tom Petty in her new audiobook memoir, Dead Dad Club. Moulton’s father, a former record store manager who passed on his … Continue reading

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Conscience and Catholic ed

How might recent developments in the theology of conscience in the Catholic tradition be better incorporated into the administration and teaching of K-12 Catholic schools and in Catholic colleges and universities? That question is the driving force behind a new … Continue reading

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Marrying the Ketchups

In Marrying the Ketchups (Knopf/Penguin Random House, 2022), best-selling author Jennifer Close introduces readers to Bud Sullivan, proprietor of a Chicago-area restaurant/bar called JP Sullivans. The novel takes places during a tumultuous time and focuses on three of Bud’s grandchildren … Continue reading

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Working like a dog

Boston College graduate Margaret Cardillo has published a picture book about the real jobs dogs can have. Dogs at Work (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, 2021), illustrated by Zachariah OHora, is a fun and educational read about the work that dogs—such as … Continue reading

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Sci-fi story of survival

When Earth Shall Be No More (Secant Publishing, 2022) is a debut sci-fi thriller from husband and wife writing team Paul Awad and Kathryn O’Sullivan, a Boston College graduate. In their story, environmental scientist Constance Roy is one of 49 … Continue reading

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The Sultan of Swat

Boston College alumna Jenna Grodzicki introduces young readers to George Herman (Babe) Ruth, Jr. in her new book, The Story of Babe Ruth (Rockridge Press, 2021). The book takes readers back to Babe’s early years as a poor kid growing … Continue reading

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