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Meet the author of a new Major Taylor book for young readers (ages 10-15) Tuesday, November 13, 2007  

Meet the author of a new Major Taylor book for young readers (ages 10-15)

"Marshall ´Major´ Taylor" Book-Signing
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007
Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square, Worcester, Mass.

Meet Marlene Targ Brill of Wilmette, Ill., author of the new biography
"Marshall ´Major´ Taylor, World Champion Bicyclist" (Lerner Publishing,
September 2007).

Learn how Major Taylor, "the Worcester Whirlwind," fought prejudice on and
off the bike to become "The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World" — world
champion in 1899. The author will explain the research and writing process
for the book, which is geared to young readers (ages 10-15, Grades 5-9),
and sign copies of the book. Book sales will benefit the Major Taylor

Admission is free. Major Taylor posters will be available.

Copies of the book are being supplied to Worcester public schools, and the
author will also give daytime presentations to sixth-graders at Elm Park
Community School and Chandler Elementary School.

This event is supported by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation
( and by AdventureCORPS (

More info:

Printer-friendly event flier:

Telegram & Gazette feature (Nov. 13, 2007):

         — Lynne
          Lynne Tolman
          [email protected]


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