Beyond the Flap

Nancy Polette: Catching Readers for 70 Years

by Meagan Frank

Nancy Polette’s first published poem made its mark on the pages of a children’s magazine when she was ten years old. At about that same time, a 34-year-old American named Virginia Hall was limping her way onto the Gestapo’s most wanted list as a one-legged World War II spy in France. The two women were separated by thousands of miles and two decades of living, but their stories would eventually cross paths. […]