One of my favorite booklists is the annual Alex Awards, which are books that were released for a general adult audience, but ones that will particularly appeal to Teens. I can GUARANTEE (ok, I can’t really, because I am not on the committee, but I sure bet!) that Hill Women will be on the list this year. Cassie Chambers takes us to Cow Creek, in Owsley County, Kentucky, to her grandparents’ home and the Appalachian hill country that shaped her family. While her grandparents’ never finished school, Cassie’s mom was the first in the family to go to college. Cassie, herself, went on to graduate from Yale and then Harvard Law. But it was the strength and resilience of the women in her family who taught Cassie the most.
From the grinding poverty, intense familial pride, strong work ethics, the opioid crisis and more, Chambers provides an unflinching look at the challenges and triumphs of her family and the region.
This one is not to be missed! Pair it with Rural voices : 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-town America for an eye opening look at other parts of America.
Place a hold on Hill Women today!