Jackson District Library is honored to be one of 50 locations selected to join the 2023 Michigan Notable Books Author Tour!
Please join us in welcoming author Phyllis Michael Wong to the Carnegie Library on Saturday, June 24 at 2 PM for a discussion and Q&A on her novel We Kept Our Towns Going: The Gossard Girls of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
This fascinating look at a piece of little-known Michigan history tells the stories of the “Gossard Girls,” women who sewed corsets and undergarments at factories in Ishpeming and Gwinn in the Upper Peninsula, from early twentieth century to the 1970s, sustaining both their families and the local economy.
The first 50 attendees will receive a free copy of We Kept Our Towns Going.
About Michigan Notable Books: The Michigan Notable Books program is designed to promote reading, Michigan authors and stories by annually selecting 20 titles that best reflect the diverse ethnic, historical, literary and cultural experiences in the state.