Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Plank Road Summer Author Event @ Carthage College

What: "Plank Road Summer": Southeast Wisconsin and the Underground Railroad
When: Friday, April 1, 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Hedberg Library, Carthage College (Kenosha, WI)
Who: All ages, public invited, refreshment served

Wisconsin authors (and sisters) Emily and Hilda Demuth discuss their book "Plank Road Summer," a story of 13-year-old friends experiencing southeast Wisconsin's Underground Railroad history. The sisters discuss the history around the book and lead us through fun, hands-on activities including building a plank road and carding wool. Learn about this forgotten piece of Wisconsin history and how the sisters wrote and published their book. There will be two programs running simultaneously in the library this evening: one for preschool/early elementary and one for middle school-up. Books available for purchase for signing.

More info: http://plankroad.wordpress.com

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