Down Cut Shin Creek

Author: Kathi Appelt
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060291354
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Down Cut Shin Creek from the Author: Kathi Appelt. It's 4:30 in the morning, and the "book woman" and her horse are already on their way. Hers is an important job, for the folks along her treacherous route are eager for the tattered books and magazines she carries in her saddlebags. During the Great Depression, thousands lived on the brink of starvation. Many perished. In 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Works Progess Administration under his 1933 New Deal initiative. The WPA was designed to get people back on their feet. One of its most innovative programs was the Pack Horse Library Project of Eastern Kentucky. Thoroughly researched and illustrated with period photographs, this is the story of one of the WPA's greatest successes. People all over the country supported the project's goals. But it was the librarians themselves -- young, determined, and earning just $28 a month -- who brought the hope of a wider world to people in the crooks and hollows of Kentucky's Cumberland Mountains.

Down Cut Shin Creek

Author: Kathi Appelt
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060292447
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Down Cut Shin Creek from the Author: Kathi Appelt. Tells how the Works Progress Administration's pack horse libraries brought reading materials during the Great Depression to people in isolated areas in the backwoods of Kentucky.

That Book Woman

Author: Heather Henson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442439599
Size: 80.66 MB
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That Book Woman from the Author: Heather Henson. Cal is not the readin' type. Living way high up in the Appalachian Mountains, he'd rather help Pap plow or go out after wandering sheep than try some book learning. Nope. Cal does not want to sit stoney-still reading some chicken scratch. But that Book Woman keeps coming just the same. She comes in the rain. She comes in the snow. She comes right up the side of the mountain, and Cal knows that's not easy riding. And all just to lend his sister some books. Why, that woman must be plain foolish -- or is she braver than he ever thought? That Book Woman is a rare and moving tale that honors a special part of American history -- the Pack Horse Librarians, who helped untold numbers of children see the stories amid the chicken scratch, and thus made them into lifetime readers.

Biblioburro

Author: Jeanette Winter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442440739
Size: 55.40 MB
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Biblioburro from the Author: Jeanette Winter. A man, his burros, and his books bring joy to children in remote Colombian villages in this inspiring book based on a true story.

Wonderland Creek

Author: Lynn Austin
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441233954
Size: 58.11 MB
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Wonderland Creek from the Author: Lynn Austin. Lynn Austin Will Delight Readers with Her Winsome Heroine Alice Grace Ripley lives in a dream world, her nose stuck in a book. But happily-ever-after life she's planned on suddenly falls apart when her boyfriend, Gordon, breaks up with her, accusing her of living in a world of fiction instead of the real world. Then to top it off, Alice loses her beloved job at the library because of cutbacks due to the Great Depression. Fleeing small-town gossip, Alice heads to the mountains of eastern Kentucky to deliver five boxes of donated books to the library in the tiny coal-mining village of Acorn. Dropped off by her relatives, Alice volunteers to stay for two weeks to help the librarian, Leslie McDougal. But the librarian turns out to be far different than she anticipated--not to mention the four lady librarians who travel to the remote homes to deliver the much-desired books. While Alice is trapped in Acorn against her will, she soon finds that real-life adventure and mystery--and especially romance--are far better than her humble dreams could have imagined.

Librarian On The Roof

Author: Miriam Grace King
Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company
ISBN: 9780807545126
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Librarian On The Roof from the Author: Miriam Grace King. Describes how library director RoseAleta Laurell lived for a week on the Dr. Eugene Clark Library roof to help raise over forty thousand dollars for its children's section.

Maybe A Fox

Author: Kathi Appelt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442482443
Size: 52.70 MB
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Maybe A Fox from the Author: Kathi Appelt. Worlds collide in a spectacular way when Newbery and National Book Award finalist Kathi Appelt and Pulitzer Prize nominee and #1 New York Times bestseller Alison McGhee team up to create a fantastical, heartbreaking, and gorgeous tale about two sisters, a fox cub, and what happens when one of the sisters disappears forever. Sylvie and Jules, Jules and Sylvie. Better than just sisters, more than best friends, they’d be identical twins if only they’d been born in the same year. And if only Sylvie wasn’t such a fast—faster than fast—runner. But Sylvie is too fast, and when she runs to the river they’re not supposed to go anywhere near to throw a wish rock just before the school bus comes on a snowy morning, she runs so fast that no one sees what happens…and no one ever sees her again. Jules is devastated, but she refuses to believe what all the others believe, that—like their mother—her sister is gone forever. At the very same time, in the shadow world, a shadow fox is born—half of the spirit world, half of the animal world. She too is fast—faster than fast—and she senses danger. She’s too young to know exactly what she senses, but she knows something is very wrong. And when Jules believes one last wish rock for Sylvie needs to be thrown into the river, the human and shadow worlds collide. Writing in alternate voices—one Jules’s, the other the fox’s—Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee tell the searingly beautiful tale of one small family’s moment of heartbreak, a moment that unfolds into one that is epic, mythic, shimmering, and most of all, hopeful.

The Boys Of Dunbar

Author: Alejandro Danois
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451666977
Size: 75.79 MB
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The Boys Of Dunbar from the Author: Alejandro Danois. "The inspirational story of the most talented high-school basketball team ever and the dedicated coach who gave his players a lifetime opportunity by insisting on success"--

Teaching With Text Sets

Author: Cappiello, Mary Ann
Publisher: Shell Education
ISBN: 1618139215
Size: 41.51 MB
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Teaching With Text Sets from the Author: Cappiello, Mary Ann. Looking for a way to increase engagement, differentiate instruction, and incorporate more informational text and student writing into your curriculum? Teaching with Text Sets is your answer! This must-have resource walks you through the steps to create and use multi-genre, multimodal text sets for content-area and language arts study. It provides detailed information to support you as you choose topics, locate and evaluate texts, organize texts for instruction, and assess student learning. This guide is an excellent resource to help you meet the College and Career Readiness and other state standards.

The Great Depression In Literature For Youth

Author: Rebecca L. Berg
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810850934
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The Great Depression In Literature For Youth from the Author: Rebecca L. Berg. No area of the United States was untouched by the Great Depression, but the severity in which people experienced those significant years depended in large part on where in the nation they lived. While dust choked the life out of Americans in the plains, apples grew in abundance in the Northwest. Unemployment-driven poverty robbed urban dwellers of hearth and home, while Upper-plains farm women traded eggs and chickens like money. This bibliography describes the youth literature and relevant resources written about the Great Depression, all categorized by geographical location. Students, educators, historians, and writers can use this book to find literature specific to their state or region, gaining a greater understanding of what the Great Depression was like in their locale. The Great Depression was a pivotal period in our nation's history. This annotated bibliography guides readers to biographies; oral histories, memoirs, and recollections; photograph collections; fiction and nonfiction books; picture books; international resources; and other reference sources. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) state guides are included, as well as literature about the federal theater, arts, and music projects. A comprehensive listing of museums and state historical societies complement this reference. For readers interested in learning about the Great Depression, this is a must-have resource.