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Sandy Allen honored at Shelbyville High School Alumni Hall of Fame

By the author of our Hawthorne book World’s Tallest Woman: The Giantess of Shelbyville High, Rita Rose. Sandy Allen, of Shelbyville, Indiana, was the World’s Tallest Woman from 1976 to 2008, when she passed away in a Shelbyville nursing home.
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Kids Remember Sandy Allen for More Than Being Tall

Whenever I give a talk or do a book signing for “World’s Tallest Woman: The Giantess of Shelbyville High,” people seem to know who 7-foot-7 Sandy Allen was. To residents of Shelbyville, Indiana, she was the most famous person to
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World’s Tallest Woman was someone to look up to — and write about!

Ever since I started reading avidly, when I was 7 or 8, I always thought about how cool it would be to write a book. As an adult, I worked as an entertainment reporter and editor for The Indianapolis Star,
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