A crowd gathered at Books and Books on Nov. 4 to mark the publication of a biography of the Hon. Sybil McLaughlin, “From Island Girl to National Hero.”
Ms. McLaughlin was the first female clerk of the Legislative Assembly in the Commonwealth and the first Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.
She was recognized as a National Hero in 1996 due to her community and parliamentary endeavors.
From left, author Heather McLaughlin, Sybil McLaughlin and former Speaker of the House Mary Lawrence. – Photo: Jewel Levy