On Saturday, March 6th, 2021, an Ithaca-based Girl Scout Troop took part in a fun and educational virtual event with author Anne Nesbet, who's charming and exciting 2020 novel, Daring Darleen: Queen of the Screen, follows the adventures of twelve-year-old Darleen Darling, a star of the silent film era, who must defeat villains both on and off screen. Nesbet, a professor of Slavic Languages and Literature, and Film and Media at UC Berkeley, provided an engaging and visual telling of the history of how motion pictures came to be. And troop members -- each of whom received a copy of the book -- answered and asked questions with aplomb.
Wharton Studio Museum and Odyssey Bookstore were thrilled to partner on this literary event. Thank you to Meloney McMurry and the members of the Girl Scout Troop for their participation, and special thanks to Anne Nesbet for joining us from the West Coast.
Daring Darleen: Queen of the Screen is available at Odyssey Bookstore in downtown Ithaca or wherever books are sold.