In order to
understand the people of the past, we must see them as
people,” says Alan N. Kay, author of the Young Heroes of
History, a historical fiction series for children.
An award-winning teacher with more than 20 years of
experience at the secondary level, Kay brings a unique
understanding of the special learning needs of young adults to
As both a teacher
and an author, Kay is known for creative
teaching as well as creative writing. In the fall of 2005,
he was chosen as the Gilder Lehrman 2006 American History
Teacher of Florida. In the spring of 2004,
he was chosen as the Outstanding Educator
of the Year in Pinellas County from among over 8,000
teachers. In addition, Kay is the
recipient of the 2002 Daughter’s of the American Revolution
National Outstanding American History Teacher of the Year award,
the Florida 2002 Outstanding American History Teacher of the
Year Award, the 2001 Florida History Fair
Teacher of the Year, and a Finalist for the 2001 National
History Day Teacher of the Year.
He is the initiator and coordinator of the Pinellas
County History Day, and has taken students to the state level
each year since 1999.