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Family Programs

Reading into History Family Book Club: Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) by Sue Macy
Sue Macy
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 | 2:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for ages 9–12 and their adults

In honor of the 100th anniversary year of women’s suffrage in New York State, this book club meeting will celebrate the achievements of women in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Author Sue Macy will join our meeting to discuss her book, then families will view artifacts in our collections related to women’s suffrage and cycling.

Book Description: How could the invention of the bicycle have helped advance women’s rights in the United States? In this multi-award winning work of non-fiction, Sue Macy shows readers how riding bikes helped women achieve greater freedom at the turn of the 20th century through a humorous but informative narrative, complete with a scrapbook-like pastiche of primary sources. This book is a “rare and wonderful” example of original research for a young audience, made stronger by Macy’s “sparkling writing” (Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal, 2011)


Please contact familyprograms@nyhistory.org for more information and pricing.




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