40 Acres and No Mule

Janice Holt Giles (1909-79) was a prolific and successful writer of historical fiction and autobiographical non-fiction. She was born in Arkansas, the second of four children of educators John Albert Holt and Lucy Elizabeth McGraw Holt. She didn’t begin her first novel until 1946, [...]

The Trailblazing Life of Daniel Boone and How Early Americans Took to the Road

This beautiful 144-page National Geographic hardcover book was painstakingly written and illustrated by Cheryl Harness for children aged 10-14 in grades 5-9. Daniel Boone’s story is every young adventurer’s fantasy:  A childhood in Pennsylvania spent hunting on lands shared with native Americans; a coming [...]

Another World combines academic expertise with first-hand perspective on Appalachian culture

As my tribute to Women’s History Month, I present a book written by my friend—and JSF Board Member—Edwina Pendarvis, a great scholar and a great person. Edwina was born in Floyd County, Kentucky. She has lived much of her life in eastern Kentucky and [...]


Go to Top