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Today (March 20) the Oz Club rolls out a series of on-camera readings that take you through The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  The chapter-a-day project can be found on the Oz Club’s Youtube channel and on our public Facebook page.  The idea was Dina Massachi’s, who is teaching from home during the coronavirus shutdown. When […]

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This year Americans celebrate 100 years of the 19th Amendment to our Constitution.  In case you didn’t know, Oz fans have a particular reason to celebrate this centennial. Oz author L. Frank Baum’s wife Maud was the daughter of Matilda Joslyn Gage, a prominent leader in the Suffrage movement. Toward the end of her life, […]

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In 1939 the state publishing house Detgiz in Moscow published a new children’s book. International copyright law was not recognized by the Soviet Union so Volshebnik izumrudnogo goroda (The Wizard of the Emerald City), by mathematics teacher Aleksandr Malentyevich Volkov (1891-1977), appeared under Volkov’s name with no mention of L. Frank Baum.  More than a […]

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