SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- This year’s summer reading theme is Imagine Your Story. Join us via Zoom on Thursday, July 9, at 7:00 p.m. to learn how bestselling author Amy Stewart brought a little-known true story from New Jersey’s past to life.

Amy Stewart's Kopp Sisters novels, starting with Girl Waits with Gun, are based on the true story of three extraordinary women: Constance, Norma, and Fleurette Kopp. In 2012, Stewart stumbled across a 1914 newspaper article about them and went on to uncover their amazing history through genealogical archives, court records, old newspapers, and interviews with family members. From their story, she has written a series about the Kopp sisters and their adventures in crime-fighting. 

Stewart will share photographs and stories about these extraordinary women and the fascinating historical background that shaped their world a hundred years ago.

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Advanced registration is required for this online program. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link via email a day or two in advance. The registration form, and information about the entire summer reading program, can be found at

The Scotch Plains Public Library is grateful to the Friends of the Scotch Plains Public Library for their generous support of the entire summer reading program.