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Tillie the Terrible Swede

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Polycom Special Event



Tillie the Terrible Swede

with author Sue Stauffacher



Date:     Thursday, May 5, 2016


Time:     12:00-1:00 ET (11:00 CT, 10:00 MT, 9:00 PT)


              1:30-2:30 ET (12:30 CT, 11:30 MT, 10:30 PT)  


Grades:   3rd-5th


Required Book: Tillie the Terrible Swede by Sue Stauffacher


Partners: Author coordination/liaison: Elaine Shuck, Polycom, Inc.,

Event coordination: Sue Porter, Polycom Education Consultant


May is National Bike Month! What a great time to read the story of Tillie, a female bicycle racer in the 1890's. Discover how this woman, a sewing needle and a bicycle changed history. Here's what Publisher's Weekly said about this book - "Reaching back more than a century,  Stauffacher and McMenemy resurrect the story of pioneering woman cyclist Tillie Anderson--and make Lance Armstrong feel like yesterday's news. Racing in a self-created aerodynamic outfit (hence the needle reference in the  title), Anderson both scandalized and thrilled 1890s America as she shattered records for speed and endurance, leaving competitors and conventional wisdom in the dust." 


ASK (Authors Specialist and Knowledge) is a process that provides students with the opportunity to interview an author or a subject specialist in the topic they are reading about in a novel. The program uses excellent literature, journal writing and interviewing to promote reading for understanding.

Preparation resources available here - 



Please make sure you can commit to the work necessary to prepare for this program before registering your class. Questions? Email Sue Porter at polycomspecialevents@gmail.com


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