Kathleen Blasi’s middle-grade novel, A Name of Honor, portrays a young girl's journey to America in 1920. Her non-fiction middle-grade Are Organized Sports Better for Kids Than Pickup Games? serves as a persuasive text classroom model. Her picture book, HOSEA PLAYS ON is scheduled for publication in January 2020. Kathleen enjoys presenting in schools and libraries and customizes interactive presentations and workshops, tied to Language Arts and Social Studies curricula. In 2015, she received the New York State Reading Association Literacy Advocate Award on behalf of the Rochester Children’s Book Festival, which she co-directed for eight years.