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Sharon McMahon, America’s Government Teacher, returns to UVU as part of her ‘The Small and the Mighty’ book tour


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Sharon McMahon will speak at Utah Valley University on Wednesday, Oct. 23
Sharon McMahon will speak at Utah Valley University on Wednesday, Oct. 23

Orem, Utah, June 28, 2024 – OREM, Utah — Sharon McMahon, known as “America’s government teacher,” will return to speak at Utah Valley University (UVU) Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 7 pm at the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts on the Orem Campus. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 28 at

Her appearance is part of a multicity tour for her book “The Small and the Mighty” sponsored by Outback Presents and co-sponsored locally by the Center for Constitutional Studies (CCS) at UVU.
In “The Small and the Mighty” McMahon proves that the most remarkable Americans are often ordinary people who did not make it into the textbooks — not the presidents, but the telephone operators — not the aristocrats, but the schoolteachers. Through meticulous research, she discovers history’s unsung characters and brings their rich, riveting stories to light for the first time.

McMahon keynoted CCS’s fall civics-educator conference Oct. 10, 2023, before an audience of more than 5,000 at UCCU Center and is pleased to return to UVU to share an evening of storytelling and conversation. She will discuss her forthcoming book, “The Small and the Mighty,” and her journey to becoming America’s favorite government teacher, and the lessons that can be learned from her cast of improbable champions.