Up to the Plate
Up to the Plate: The All American Girls Baseball League
History, Sports
1995 by Margot Fortunato Galt
Recognized for Excellence
Based on interviews with former players of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, Up to the Plate describes their delight in storming the field for the first game in 1943. Plays are chronicled with grit, speed and intensity. With photos taken from the players' own scrapbooks, Up to the Plate celebrates women athletes.

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Stop This War
Stop This War: Americans Protest the Vietnam Conflict
History, Education
2007 Margot Fortunato Galt
"Framed by her husband's pacifist Vietnam protest, Stop This War describes many kinds of antiwar demonstrations, from small, peaceful rallies to the violent anti-war confrontations at the 1968 Democratic Convention and Kent State..."
– Shelley Rosenfield, Booklist

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Turning the Feather Around
Turning the Feather Around
Art, Biography
1998 by George Morrison and Margot Fortunato Galt
Recognized for Excellence
Growing up in a large family on the shore of Lake Superior, Minnesota artist George Morrison bartered drawings with town kids and carved little canoes for tourists. After art school in Minneapolis, he went to New York where he was swept up in Abstract Expressionism. In 1970 he returned home to teach art and explore his Ojibway heritage. Turning the Feather Around, tells the story of this nationally acclaimed Native American artist.

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The Story of History
The Story of History
Education
2007 Margot Fortunato Galt
In Italian "La Storia" means history. This book shows writers and teachers how to dress history in the aesthetic flourishes of poem, story, drama, fable: "Maps of the world, age 7," ballads of racism and social change, Civil War photos/Whitman's hospital sketches, Dakota Winter Counts, letter poems from Revolutionary War campfires, radios dramas of sports, cars and rock 'n' roll, peanut odes, Oregon Trail tall tales, naming (and teasing) chants, poems of technological change.

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The Circuit Writer
The Circuit Writer
Education, Memoir
2006 Margot Fortunato Galt
This memoir with lesson plans describes writing with diverse K-12 classrooms—Somali and Hmong refugees, Dakota Indians, Hispanic and Spanish Immersion students, rural Minnesotans. Chapters evoke the great tradition of pioneer educators, grappling with enduring tensions between assimilation/fluency and native traditions/wisdom. Using models from each groups' primary culture, the book demonstrates the power of cultural recognition in guiding students to write their own aesthetic responses to life's changes.

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A Country's Way with Rain
The Country's Way with Rain
Poetry
by Margot Fortunato Galt
A fine-art chapbook of poems inspired by anonymous family photographs from a Sioux Falls flea market.

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Between The Houses
Between the Houses
Poetry
2004 by Margot Fortunato Galt
Recognized for Excellence
"These poems deliver us from real or imagined houses that conceal their harsh histories of survival to mature artistic reconciliation. Then 'blame falls away like a heavy cloak' and allows the 'slow mosaic of rebirth' to begin. Through a courageous exploration of vulnerability and missed opportunity, these poems achieve their hard-earned grace."
– Jill Breckenridge

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The Heart Beat of Wings
Poetry
2017 by Margot Fortunato Galt
"In the Heart Beat of Wings, the poet’s concerns range from memories of childhood to the death of beloved parents, immigrant ancestors, and a great love of nature, particularly winged creatures. The Cathedral poems are especially noteworthy, but in all the poems what is striking is the music under the lines and the gift for language: “I have been afraid / of harsh words / of hounds quarrying / the cat of my aging. //" (Red Bird Chapbooks)

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