February 16th Program: 100 Years of Female Authors

Many thanks to member Jeannie K. for writing this program summary.

Program:  “100 Years of Female Authors, Celebrating Their Spunky Characters From the 1860’s to the 1960’s”

Many doll lovers happen to also be book lovers.  Many of us have fond memories of getting lost in a book about an adventurous, courageous, lovable heroine, (and wishing we could be just like her!)  Our club was treated to very interesting program, given by Jakki, where we learned more about the creators of these heroines and the values they communicated to their young readers.  We heard about Jean Webster’s Jerusha Abbott, the heroine of Daddy Long Legs, Louisa May Alcott’s Jo, of Little Women, and Frances Hodgson Burnett’s Sara Crewe, the Little Princess.  Other authors included in the program were Lucy Maude Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking, Jackie Ormes, Patty-Jo ‘n Ginger, Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna,

Displayed were many of these books, along with dolls that were created to represent those spunky little girls!

Special thanks to Jakki D. for a terrific progam!

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