Goodreads asked John Briggs:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

John Briggs Well, I didn't have to work hard for that one! I grew up on stories of Mary Dyer thanks to my great-grandmother, who admired her deeply. When I found out there were no children's books about this amazing civil rights hero, I decided it was time to write one. She's someone people should know more about, and I think kids will be inspired by her story and her courage.

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