News and Tribune

July 11, 2013

Book launch event to take place July 17



A noted author, speaker and graduate of Indiana University and University of Nevada, is having a one-day special book launch event, 2 to 6 p.m., July 17, at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, Strassweg Auditorium, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany. Come and meet author Kathryn Grant. 

Her new  historical novel, “Honorable” and its companion book are about the life of Lucy Higgs Nichols. This is a long awaited launch of a book about a young slave girl, the American Civil War and a Union Regiment from New Albany.

Lucy’s adventures include how she fled from slavery in the South and headed North with her husband and 3-year-old daughter. She ran straight into a Union regiment from New Albany. The novel is based on her true story, her courage and how she helped the Union Army. After the Civil War, Lucy ended up living in New Albany as a member of the local community.

The “Honorable” Companion Book is now ready and is written for grades four to 10 and for general readers. Lesson plans are available.

Come and meet the noted author, get your book, have it signed by her and pick up a free commemorative book mark. 

Grant will also have available some of her previous published books. Many of her books are specifically for grades one through six.