Sandra Warren is a writer with published works in multiple genresincluding historical non-fiction, biography, children’s, poetry, giftededucation, children’s, reader’s theater and how to. In addition, she has written educational journal and newspaper articles on a varietyof subjects, optioned two screenplays and produced an audio CD, DVD and three educational videos. She lives and writes in a log home in the Carolina mountains.
We Bought A WWII Bomber: The Untold Story of a Michigan HighSchool, a B-17 Bomber & The Blue Ridge Parkway!ISBN 9781880175064
“Buy a Bomber” Campaign Posters
The Dedication & Christening - April 6, 1943
The Bomber Queen & Court with the Pilot
“The Spirit of South High” B-17 Bomber off to war!
"Writing in simple, unadorned terms of small-town America during wartime, Warren, a writer from the South High class of 1962, captures the patriotism and community spirit that sparked the students to canvass door to door.""This bit of local history is a reminder of unheralded resolve and determination by students during WWII." Publishers Weekly/BookLife
2016 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist!
2017 Michigan State History Award for Outstanding MichiganHistoryPublication-PrivatePrintingCategory.
She Started It All (middle-grade historical fiction.)ISBN 978-1723432231 “Told in two points of view, SHE STARTED IT ALL brings the story of the "forgotten" bomber- a plane purchased with money raised by Michigan students during WWII--into Joe Gerrard and Sandi Howard's eighth grade classroom.”Carol Baldwin, Author & Writing Educator
October 1, 2018A Wayside Historical Marker was dedicatedon The Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 176.2at Mabry’s Mill, in Meadows of Dan, Virginia, honoring the extraordinary accomplishmentof the 1943-1948 Michigan students from South High School, the Captain and Crew ofthe B-17 bomber, “The Spirit of South High,” and the good people of Meadows of Dan and Willis, Virginia, who came to the aid of the pilots.
April 7, 2019 A duplicate historical markerwas placed at South High School in GrandRapids, Michigan, the school where the 1943-1948 students initiated $375,000 in War Bond sales to buy, name and dedicate aB-17 Flying Fortress Bomber, in honor of their extraordinary accomplishment. Alumni from the school, that closed in 1968, still meet monthly. Arthur Blackport, the young 8th grade boy who initiated the school’s involvement in the “Buy aBomber” Funding drive, is pictured here, 76-yearslater, here along with another South High School classmate. South High School in now the Gerald R. Ford JobCorp Center. President Ford is a 1931 graduate!