Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for ages 9-12
Join us and author J. Anderson Coats via Skype to discuss her novel about a girl and her widowed stepmother who move to the Washington Territory after the Civil War. After the discussion, we’ll explore stories of women and the Civil War in the Library.
About The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming
Named one of Kirkus’ Best Middle Grade Books of 2017, this novel follows in the tradition of epic frontier tales, but with a twist. Jane Deming, her baby brother Jer, and her 22-year-old stepmother struggle to make ends meet after Jane’s father is killed in the Battle of Vicksburg during the Civil War. But new hope comes when Jane’s stepmother signs up to take the family to the Washington Territory, where unmarried girls and women are in demand. Though they dream of wealth and ease, they find a rough, foggy landscape in a place called Seattle, where the two must learn new skills and life lessons to get by.
Accessing the Book:
The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming will be available from the NYHistory Store.