With the start of the University of Washington classes fast approaching, I want to let my Husky friends (yes, this WSU alum has Husky friends :)) know that a fabulous new book about their school is now available. It’s a great gift, and an interesting read for all things Husky! Carla Nellis is the genius behind Green Beanie Books, and more university historical picture books are on the way, too!
Green Beanie Books Releases Historical Picture Book of UW
SEATTLE, Washington — Green Beanie Booksis announcing its newest book in a series of beautiful historical picture books of universities, this time featuring the University of Washington. UW Huskies from A to Z showcases everything ‘Husky,’ with little known facts about the university, its alumni and legendary athletes. Authors Kristi Ascani and Leinora Stuart uncover the stories behind well-loved Husky icons, such as the history of the Quad and the landmark Yoshino cherry trees, the rise of Washington’s crew team to be a perennial powerhouse, and even the inventor of the modern treadmill, Wayne Quinton, a pioneer in the field of bioengineering.
“Growing up in a family of Huskies, I have always known our football and crew programs were sources of great pride for the UW,” said Ascani. “But the depth and remarkable history of our rowers, players and coaches is truly fascinating. These two programs have been, and continue to be exceptional, and I am thrilled to be able to share a glimpse of these legendary athletes and coaches’ feats.”
UW Huskies A to Z features historical photos of campus and renowned alumni, as well as beautifully illustrated drawings by the father-daughter team of watercolor artists Stephan Moss and Naphtali Morden.
“After reading this book, I don’t know how any Husky could not love our beloved school that much more,” said Stuart. “Not only is it a university of such high caliber that commands local and world-wide respect, but it always has, and I believe, always will, continue to be highly regarded in its work and its people.”
This is the second book featuring fun and unique historical university facts released by Green Beanie Books. The first release, WSU Cougars from A to Z has proven a popular read by people of all ages, and its author, Green Beanie Books founder Carla
Nellis, is announcing that more university books, including University of Southern California, Oregon and Gonzaga, are in the works.
UW Huskies from A to Z is currently available at Costco stores in the Seattle area, and the authors will be signing books September 14th from 11am – 3pm at Costco, 1175 N 205th Street in Shoreline. Books are also available on Amazon, and at the Green Beanie website, www.greenbeaniebooks.com.
About the authors: Leinora Stuart has been a public educator for 11 years. A proud member of the UW Alumni Association, she holds a BA in speech communications and an MA in teaching. Leinora enjoys photography, traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband and their three children.
Kristi Ascani has been an elementary educator for 17 years. She holds a BA in English from the UW and an MA in educational technology. True to her Pacific Northwest roots, she loves to swim, bike and camp in and around Washington with her husband and two children.
Founded in 2010, Green Beanie Books set out with a mission to celebrate America’s great universities. Its beautiful hardcover books will walk you through the hallowed halls and share the traditions of America’s finest universities. These fact-packed books include historical photos with colorful illustrations even the youngest fan will enjoy.