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Author Website

Finding Dorothy Discussion Questions (Ballantine Books, Elizabeth Letts)

Interview with Elizabeth Letts  (HEC-TV video)

Q & A with Elizabeth Letts (PDF)

Baum Bugle Article, Journal of the Internationl Wizard of Oz Club

("Dorothy Gage and Dorothy Gale")

South Dakota State Historical Society Article ("The Dakota Fairy Tales

of L. Frank Baum")

American History Journal Article ("The Matriarch Behind the Curtain")

Read it Forward Article  ("Was Glinda the Good Witch Our First

Feminist Icon?" by Elizabeth Letts)

Washington Post Article (‘I’ll ruin you’: Judy Garland on being groped
and harassed by powerful Hollywood men)

All Things Oz Museum (in Chittenango, N.Y.)

The Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation

Further Reading for Finding Dorothy (PDF)

Further Exploration for Teens for Finding Dorothy (PDF)

Publisher's Weekly Review

BookBrowse Review

BookPage Review

"Over the Rainbow" Reprise (This scene in the witch's castle was cut
 from the movie. It exists only in audio format. Handkerchief Alert!)