Watchung Booksellers will host Jennifer Steinhauer, author of The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress, in conversation with Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, as part of their Evening with the Authors virtual event series on Wednesday, August 12 at 8:00 on https://www.crowdcast.io/e/the-firsts.
In the November 2018 midterms, the greatest number of women in history were elected to Congress. A diverse group in background, age, professional experience, and ideology–all were swept into office on an enormous wave of grassroots support. In The Firsts, New York Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer chronicles these women’s first year in Congress, all the while asking: will this Congress, which looks a little more like today’s America, truly be the start of something new?
NJ 11th District Congressional Representative Mikie Sherrill, who is featured in the book, will discuss with Steinhauer her own account of campaigning and governance. This event, which coincides with the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote, promises insightful and inspiring
discussion about the progress women have made, along with the hurdles they continue to face.
“The Firsts is an intimately told story, with detailed and thought-provoking portraits.” –The New York Times Book Review
The event is free. Register at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/the-firsts