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By Roberta T. Herrin

This finished bibliography comprises books written approximately or set in Appalachia from the 18th century to the current. Titles symbolize the whole zone as outlined by way of the Appalachian nearby fee, together with parts of thirteen states stretching from southern long island to northern Mississippi. The bibliography is prepared in alphabetical order by means of writer, and every identify is followed via an annotation, such a lot of which come with composite studies and significant analyses of the paintings. All vintage genres of kid's literature are represented.

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The MacLeod Place. New York: Coward, McCann, and Geoghegan, 1972. 6–up During World War II, Angus MacLeod lost two sons, and now he is about to lose his ancestral farm in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains to progress—an extension of a national park and a highway. MacLeod had hoped that his ten-year-old grandson Tor would inherit the farm, love it, and work it, but he loses out to the United States government. Almost too predictably, MacLeod’s Mennonite neighbors dismantle, move, and rebuild all the farm buildings on another property.

Publishers Weekly also praises Cooper’s “full-page paintings,” which “capture the fading light on the young and old faces and complement the nostalgic quality of the story” (Sept. 26, 1993). McKendree. New York: Greenwillow, 2000. 6–9 McKendree is the name of an assisted living home for elderly African Americans where Tilara Haynes, age 14, volunteers. Though she lives in Boston, she has come to spend the summer of 1948 with her Aunt Cloelle in West Virginia, the ancestral home of her father. Over the course of the summer, she struggles with her own notions of beauty and the intraracial prejudice against dark-skinned African Americans.

Bice, David A. The Legend of John Henry, the Steel Driving Man, illus. by Larry Pauley. Charleston, WV: Jalamap, 1980. ” Nevertheless, Bice tells succinctly the story of John Henry and explains the exact function of the “steel drivin’ man” as well as the drill. ” The basic information of building a railroad “a long time ago” is solid and useful. Pauley’s illustrations clarify the text but do not add interest or action to the story. A version of the “Ballad of John Henry” is included. (RH) Mad Anne Bailey, illus.

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