West Virginia

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Close to Famous by Joan Bauer

Foster and her mother move toCulpepper, West Virginia to escape from her mother's boyfriend. Foster soon begins working towards her dreams of having her own cooking show and learning to read. Will it last?

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Publisher: Puffin; Reprint edition (January 5, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0142420174
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142420171

The Summer of Hammers and Angels byShannon Wiersbitzky

Delia is faced with some huge challenges when her house is condemned and her mother in the hospital. With hard work a prayers, she might just be able to overcome them.

William Allen White Children's Book Award, 2013-2014 master list

  • Grades 3-5
  • Publisher: namelos llc (July 1, 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 1608981126
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608981120

More Than Anything Else by Marie Bradby and Chris K. Soentpiet (1995)

Living in West Viriginia, a young boy is determined to learn to read, a ficitionalized account of Booker T. Washington's early years.

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and illustrated by Barry Moser (2000)

A classic tale of a boy and his dog, who he rescues from an abusive owner. Part of a trilogy that includes Saving Shiloh and Shiloh Season.

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Roberta Gibson 2020