Four Freedoms Book

Four Freedoms is a novel by John Crowley, one of Becoming Helen Keller's script writers. On Saturday afternoon, January 28, he will be reading selections at the Springfield Armory Museum.  Four Freedoms tells the story if a young disabled man who goes to work in a World War II defense plant, along with the many women, African Americans, people with disabilities, and Native Americans who'd been denied jobs in peacetime.  The plant is making huge bombers, but with its diverse workforce, its modern nursery and its amenities, it's a workers' paradise – one that comes to an end with peacetime. Tom Brokaw said, ..."it is so rich, and so evocative, and so authentic."