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Theft of History

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Set in 1955, Book One – Theft of History– is a time shifting mystery that launches ethnically diverse Sandy, Bobbi and Lizbet on a dangerous search. Someone has stolen their favorite teacher’s precious copy of an historic document of women's suffrage. Why? And why leave their classroom in shambles? Could this incident be directed toward their beloved teacher? 


The missing document is an original autographed copy of the Declaration of Sentiments and the Resolutions, written and adopted at the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, NY – America’s first women’s rights conference. Their teacher – Elizabeth Fredericka Mott or Miss Betty as she’s known to her students – is the fictional great-grand niece of Lucretia Mott, the co-author of the historic documents. Mott was a key organizer of the convention that among other remedies called for full suffrage, the right to vote, for all American women. The documents have been in Miss Betty's family since 1848.

Who are the villains behind the theft? Simply school bullies? Perhaps a teacher or school official who wants to put women back in their place? Or, are the baddies connected to the 1950s resurgence of the KKK/Ku Klux Klan? 

In pursuit of answers, the brave sleuths travel in time aided by a magical pony-drawn cart. They encounter 30-year-old clues at a 1920s KKK rally and journey back to the 19th century to meet feminist abolitionists Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Frederick Douglas themselves. 

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