Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts of the USA, we welcome author and historian Stacy Cordery to the Barrington Area Library. Cordery will speak about her latest book, Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts, on Tuesday, March 6, 1:30 PM. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation, courtesy of event cosponsor the Lake Forest Book Store.

Juliette Gordon "Daisy" Low was a Southern belle both brazen and modest, traditional in manner and yet impossibly forward-thinking. Despite a life of relative privilege, she faced tremendous challenges in life yet was determined to teach women to be self-reliant, adventurous and morally responsible. Cordery is an award-winning professor of history at Monmouth College and the author of biographical works on President Theodore Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth. Her latest work on Juliette Gordon Low has won her praise from the Wall Street Journal and USA Today and the work was selected as one of the Christian Science Monitor’s “Twenty Non-Fiction Books to Watch for in 2012.” If you are currently involved with the Girl Scouts, have fond memories from your childhood or simply want to learn more about a fascinating female in American history, register for this free program. Enjoy complimentary tea and Girl Scout cookies, too.

Register on the library's Web site with this link: Stacy Cordery and Juliette Gordon Low registration or by calling 847-382-1300.

Praise and media for Stacy Cordery and Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts.

Interview with Cordery by Diane Rehm, American University Radio/NPR.

Interview with Cordery by Jeff Glor, CBS News Author Talk

Review from Kirkus Reviews

Wall Street Journal: "The merit badge here goes to Stacy Cordery's biography..."