Kate Hannigan

Real Life Superhero Women

Saturday, October 16, 2021 • Progress Center • 10:00am to 3:00pm

Come learn about the real-life superhero women featured in Kate Hannigan’s smash-hit trilogy of Middle Grade books, Cape, Mask, and Boots. From groundbreaking African American pilots and the earliest programmers of ENIAC to the code-crackers and spies, you’ll see photo documentation of some cool historical facts and learn how they can be weaved into fantasy. Bonus: Show off your puzzle- and code-cracking skills with Kate’s special TCBF handouts!

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 and was named a Junior Library Guild Selection. In addition to the 2016 Golden Kite Award for Middle Grade Fiction, The Detective’s Assistant was a Booklist Editor’s Choice, among many other accolades. Between her active presence on social media (@KateChicago), her work as founder of the Hyde Park/South Side Chicago chapter of SCBWI, and as a busy conference speaker, Kate is an involved, vocal, and respected member of the kid lit community. Visit her online at KateHannigan.com.


Hours & Location

Saturday, October 16, 2021
10am to 5pm • Free!

Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Progress Center and Fine Arts Building
1265 Snelling Ave N
St Paul, MN 55108