Wednesday, March 23; 3:30—4:00 PM

Children’s Area

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Elementary ages and their families are invited to meet these women and the award winning books that tell their stories. 31 minutes

Players in Pigtails, written by Shana Corey, illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon – A young woman wants to join the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, which gave women the opportunity to play professional baseball while America was involved in World War II.

What To Do About Alice? How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy! Written by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham – We meet Theodore Roosevelt’s irrepressible oldest child who moved into the White House at the age of fourteen and turned it upside down.

That Book Woman, written by Heather Henson, illustrated by David Small – A family living in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1930s gets books to read during the regular visits of the “Book Woman”—a librarian who rides a pack horse through the mountains, lending books to the isolated residents.