Molly Caldwell Crosby Speaks to English Classes

On Tuesday, September 16, Author Molly Caldwell Crosby spent time with AP Language and Composition classes and the AP Literature classes sharing her experience writing about history and the importance of hands-on research. Her personal stories were fascinating as she described reading archival documents in researching medical tragedies such as the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis. 

Molly Crosby is a best-selling author and journalist. Her first book The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History was published in November 2006 by Berkley Books, Penguin, USA. The New York Times hailed it as a “first-rate medical detective drama,” and Newsweek called it “gripping.” The book has been nominated for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, Borders Original Voices Award and Southern Independent Booksellers Award. It was also chosen as a New York Times Editor’s pick and a Book Sense pick., her 2006 breakout nonfiction book documenting the yellow fever epidemic of 1878. (taken from her official website – Read more about her works since The American Plague.