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February 3, 2015

John F. Kasson, Professor of History

We will examine the ways in which Shirley Temple became the most celebrated child star in film history by embodying hope, trust, and plucky cheer in the midst of the Great Depression, the greatest peacetime crisis in American history. Join history professor John Kasson for a discussion of his book, The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America.

TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

All Spotlight on Scholars events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info

752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Next to The Root Cellar (Formerly Foster’s Market)
Phone# 919-942-7373