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Books Sandwiched In
April 5 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pmFree
Books Sandwiched In, the book club of the Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library will meet to discuss The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930’s America, by John Kasson. Everyone knew her. Her image appeared in periodicals and advertisements roughly twenty times daily. She rivaled FDR and Edward VIII as the most photographed person in the world. Her portrait was found in all levels of homes in America and was in the secret bedchamber of Anne Frank. For four consecutive years she was the world’s box office champion. Amid deprivation and despair of the Great Depression, Shirley Temple radiated optimism and plucky good cheer that lifted the spirits of millions. The story explores the politics of the time, racial attitudes, and movie-going habits along with the breadth and depth of Shirley Temple’s appeal. Books Sandwiched In is open to the public. You may bring a sandwich and share your thoughts on the book scheduled for discussion. Sponsored by the Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library, this group provides copies of current titles, available at the circulation desk on a first come, first served basis.