“Virtual Live – Author Kate Moore Discusses New Book with Illinois Connections”

On Saturday, June 26th, at 2:00 p.m. central, the LaSalle Public Library, in partnership with the Reddick Public Library District and Prairie Fox Books, will virtually host New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Kate Moore, when she discusses her new book, "The Woman They Could Not Silence," which charts the incredible true story of Elizabeth Packard, a nineteenth-century housewife from Illinois who was committed to an asylum for daring to defy her husband, and whose courageous fight for justice changed the world.

Kate will share her research journey and the inspiration behind the book, as well as stunning the virtual audience with alarming facts about this piece of little-known Illinois history – facts that, powerfully, still resonate today.

Kate Moore is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Radium Girls, which won the 2017 Goodreads Choice Award for Best History, was voted U.S. librarians' favorite nonfiction book of 2017, and was named a Notable Nonfiction Book of 2018 by the American Library Association. A British writer based in London, Kate writes across a variety of genres and has had multiple titles on the Sunday Times bestseller list.

The program is free and open to the public but does require registration. Once registered, a confirmation email with connecting info for joining the program will be sent automatically. To register, please go to: https://bit.ly/3nKP9KX.

The book, "The Woman They Could Not Silence," will be available to purchase at Prairie Fox Books, in Ottawa. Books purchased through Prairie Fox will include a signed bookplate. To pre-order a copy, and to receive a pre-order discount, go to: https://bit.ly/3b1wANb.

For more information, please contact the LaSalle Public Library at 815-223-2341 or email Rachael Blomquist at rblomquist@lasalle.lib.il.us or the Reddick Public Library District at 815-434-0509 or email Laura Youngstrum at lyoungstrum@reddicklibrary.org.

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