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Alice Paul Institute, Mount Laurel, NJ

Join Janet Benton for a discussion of her moving novel Lilli De Jong. The debut novel tells the story of a young woman who defies social norms in 1883 Philadelphia, choosing to keep her daughter after giving birth at an institution for unwed mothers. Told she must give up her daughter to avoid lifelong poverty and shame, De Jong chooses to keep her daughter and make a life.

This event is $5, or free with a $5 admission for a tour between 12pm-2pm.