[Libs-Or] Oregon Reads and then reads some more—

Kate Rubick rubick at lclark.edu
Tue Feb 17 13:05:16 PST 2009

In anticipation of the upcoming OLA Conference, “Oregon Reads: One 
State, Many Stories,” April 1-3 at the Salem Conference Center, you will 
want pick up a copy of With Grit and by Grace: Breaking Trails in 
Politics and Law.  This is the remarkable life story of Justice Betty 
Roberts, our conference keynote speaker.  Roberts was the first woman on 
the Oregon Supreme Court, and was also the first woman on the Oregon 
Court of Appeals.  The book tells her amazing story, beginning with her 
rise from Depression-era childhood on the Texas plains and her very 
traditional life as a wife and stay-at-home mom.  But the real adventure 
begins when she decides to go back to school to became, first, a 
teacher, then a lawyer, state legislator, a candidate for governor and, 
eventually, a judge.  Justice Roberts will host a book discussion 
following the keynote.  So read With Grit and by Grace and then join the 
author, one of Oregon's most prominent leaders, for an informal session 
to talk about it.  Reading the book is not required to attend the 
discussion, but is recommended. 

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