We created Quindaro Press in 2004 because we had a story to tell. A story that would inspire people and get them thinking differently about the past.
You see, we believe one’s view of the past shapes one’s view of the future. If people see the past as a series of acts and facts committed by famous men, then they don’t see how they can make a difference in the world. We tell the stories of ordinary women and men doing extraordinary things because we believe anyone can make history.
We’ve given more than 200 talks to young readers and adults. Our books have been read in classrooms from fifth grade to freshman year of college and used for numerous History Day projects. One intrepid group of eighth-grade girls even turned our travel guide into a Google tour for a robotics challenge!
In 2014 we realized there was a pressing need for stories that were more diverse and historically grounded than we were seeing in the market for young readers. So, we jumped in. Our first title is the historical novel Firebrand, based closely on the life of Jewish freedom fighter August Bondi. We have signed authors to develop titles for us in 2016 and beyond.
Diane’s background is education. She has taught in a one-room schoolhouse, written books for young readers, and edited textbooks. She holds a master’s degree in history.
Aaron’s background is journalism. He was the television critic of the Kansas City Star and appeared often in local and national news media. He has had ink on his hands since he was a teenager.
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