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SCHOOL PROGRAM: Her Majesty's League Of Remarkable Young Ladies // Delivered by Ali Stegert

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Her Majesty's League Of Remarkable Young Ladies 
Delivered by Ali Stegert

DATE:    Thursday 7 March 2024
TIME:    1.30pm to 2.30pm
VENUE: Cairns City Library, Abbott Street, Cairns
PRICE:  $12

-- Please note: These sessions are only for students enrolled in Cairns and Far North Queensland schools --
-- Please contact your school to secure your spot--

AGE GROUP: This session is designed for students in Grades 4 to 8, and students with an interest in STEM subjects

Winifred Weatherby is no ordinary nineteenth-century girl. She’s unconventional, plucky, and smart. In fact, she’s a girl-genius inventor on a mission to become an engineer, despite the fact that engineering is a Men-Only Zone in 1889. After being expelled from her progressive academy for promising young ladies, the incorrigible Winifred Weatherby is secretly recruited to be a gadget inventress for Queen Victoria’s League of Young Lady Spies. While aiming to exhibit her Very Promising Invention at the 1889 Paris World Fair, Winnie must protect Queen Victoria from would-be plotters, find her missing father, and prove to the world that girls CAN be inventors and engineers.

Author Alison Stegert wrote this book to encourage girls who are interested in non-traditional fields to pursue their dreams to their heart’s content. Thank goodness it’s not 1889 when girls were shunted into marriage and away from anything “technical”! Girls can and should love science and math, technology and engineering. In this session, the author will introduce you to the characters, May Winnie and her friends who will inspire today’s girls with a love of all things STEM aptitudes to be their most remarkable selves!

ABOUT ALISON STEGERT:   Alison D. Stegert has worked as an innovative school counsellor, a bumbling waitress, and an intrepid camp counsellor, but writing kids’ books is her dream-come-true job. Her latest book, Her Majesty’s League of Remarkable Young Ladies, was published in the UK in July 2023 and released in Australia by Scholastic in 2024. The book is the result of Alison’s 2021 win of the prestigious international competition The Times | Chicken House | IET 150 Prize. Alison is the state director of the Queensland branch of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and the chief scribe at the Sunny Coast Writers’ Roundtable.

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