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Miss Paul and The President & Two Friends - Dean Robbins - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 10:30am</span>

Miss Paul and The President & Two Friends

10/22/2016 - 10:30am

Wisconsin Historical Museum

Dean Robbins brings to life incredible moments from our nation's history in two new children's books, Miss Paul & The President and Two Friends.
About Miss Paul and The President:
When Alice Paul was a child, she saw her father go off to vote while her mother had to stay home. But why should that be? So Alice studied the Constitution and knew that the laws needed to change. But who would change them?  She would! In her signature purple hat, Alice organized parades and wrote letters and protested outside the White House. She even met with President Woodrow Wilson, who told her there were more important issues to worry about than women voting. But nothing was more important to Alice. So she kept at it, and soon President Wilson was persuaded.  Dean Robbins and illustrator Nancy Zhang bring the unsung hero to vivid life and show young voters-to-be how important it is to never back down from a cause you believe in!
About Two Friends:
Two Friends recounts the stories of these two champions of freedom, showing how their backgrounds lead them to their life’s work: fighting for the rights of women and African Americans. And Two Friends is also a story of finding a true companion who you will share your ideas and plans. Susan and Frederick never stopped fighting for their ideals and never doubted each other’s visions, knowing a better world was possible, inspiring readers of all ages. 

Dean Robbins

About Presenter Dean Robbins


Dean Robbins is a journalist and children’s book author. His first book, Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, was illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with his family.


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