Carmella Van Vleet
Carmella Van Vleet is a former teacher and the author of numerous hands-on science and history books. Her debut picture book, To The Stars! The First American Woman to Walk in Space (co-authored with astronaut Kathy Sullivan) is from Charlesbridge. Her middle grade novel, Eliza Bing Is (Not) A Big, Fat Quitter (Holiday House), is a Junior Library Guild selection, 2015 Christopher Award Winner, and 2017-18 Choose to Read Ohio selection. Aviation: Cool Women Who Fly was released in fall 2016 from Nomad Press. Carmella has a thing for cooking shows, lists, nail polish, and PEZ dispensers, but not necessarily in that order. You can visit her online at http://www.carmellavanvleet.com.