For forty-two years, the Jesse Stuart Foundation has been preserving the human and literary legacy of one of America’s most popular and influential writers. We keep Stuart’s books in print while also advancing the works of other Kentucky and Appalachian writers. With support from our friends, the JSF has made important literature available to several generations of readers.

We are asking our friends to help us reprint three books in 2022. In these books, three great authors teach children and adults valuable lessons about Appalachian life, history, and culture:

The Court-Martial of Daniel Boone by Allan W. Eckert. Based on a true but little-known episode in Boone’s life, Eckert’s first full-length historical novel recreates the legendary frontiersman’s trial for treason in 1778.

Tales From the Plum Grove Hills by Jesse Stuart. A collection of twenty short stories illustrating Stuart’s love and respect for the land and people of eastern Kentucky.

Goodbye Kate by Billy C. Clark. One of Clark’s iconic junior books tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two boys and a mischievous mule named Kate.

If you would like to contribute to this project, please contact the JSF at 606.326.1667, mail a check to P.O. Box 669, Ashland, KY 41105-0669, or make a secure donation online with the button below. Gifts made to the Jesse Stuart Foundation are tax-deductible as allowed by law.