Book Talk & Signing with Angelica Shirley Carpenter

  • When Apr 02, 2019 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • Where Folio Books, 3957 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
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Join Angelica Shirley Carpenter on April 2, at 7:00pm, for a book talk and signing at Folio Books in San Francisco. Carpenter will be speaking about her new biography, Born Criminal: Matilda Joslyn Gage, Radical Suffragist

borncriminal_coverimage.jpg"Although most tweens and teens will be unfamiliar with suffragist Matilda Joslyn Gage, they will breeze through this engaging biography due to the author’s charming writing style. Readers will feel they have gotten to know Gage by the end of the book and will also learn a great deal about the first century of the women’s rights movement in the United States, since Gage was just as involved as the better-known Elizabeth Cady Stanton or Susan B. Anthony. Carpenter, who began her research because Gage was the mother-in-law of Wizard of Oz creator L. Frank Baum, was drawn in by the fascinating story of how Stanton and Anthony basically erased Gage from the movement’s history. There are b&w photos every few pages to add interest, along with maps, extensive source notes, a lengthy bibliography, discussion questions and classroom activities, and an interview with the author. A great biography to add to Women’s History Month resources for middle and high school students, filled with lots of primary source material."—Penny Peck for BayViews