Join us on Twitter for a #FreetoBe40 event with Lori Rotskoff

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It’s a Twitter event! This Wednesday, December 12, from 9-10 pm EST join @LoriRotskoff, @uncpressblog, and @MamaDramaNY for a Twitter celebration and discussion of the 40th anniversary of Free to Be…You and Me, the popular nonsexist children’s album/book/TV special that has helped shape the childhoods and parenting practices of generations.

When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made, edited by Lori Rotskoff and Laura L. LovettView the Twtvite to RSVP! Then join the conversation using #FreetoBe40.

To get you reminiscing, I’ll share with you one of my favorite skits from Free to Be. I grew up listening to the album with my sister in our living room. And I loved to hear the story of Atalanta, who ran as fast as the wind, Marlo Thomas says in a breezy voice. The other voice you’ll recognize in this skit is Alan Alda. (The video below is labeled incorrectly as “Atalantis,” but the content is correct.)

Marlo Thomas and Alan Alda are both contributors to When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children’s Classic and the Difference It Made, edited by Lori Rotskoff and Laura L. Lovett. Visit the book page on the UNC Press website to see the full roster of contributors and to read a sample.

You’re in luck, too, for right now we are in the midst of our Holiday Sale, so you can save 30% off the cover price when you use 01HOLIDAY at the checkout on our website!

See you on Twitter this Wednesday!

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