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Available copies

  • 8 of 22 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.

Current holds

11 current holds with 22 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library FICTION FISHER 2021 (Text) 0001002436069 Fiction New On holds shelf -

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General Note:
Includes discussion questions.
Includes glossary.
Includes excerpt from the first book in a new series: The deacon's family.
Summary, etc.:
"Based on true events, a young woman used to the finer things in life arrives in small town Appalachia in 1911 to help her formidable cousin combat adult illiteracy by opening moonlight schools"-- Provided by publisher.
"Haunted by her sister's mysterious disappearance, Lucy Wilson arrives in Rowan County, Kentucky, in the spring of 1911 to work for Cora Wilson Stewart, superintendent of education. When Cora sends Lucy into the hills to act as scribe for the mountain people, she is repelled by the primitive conditions and intellectual poverty she encounters. Few adults can read and write.Born in those hills, Cora knows the plague of illiteracy. So does Brother Wyatt, a singing schoolmaster who travels through the hills. Involving Lucy and Wyatt, Cora hatches a plan to open the schoolhouses to adults on moonlit nights. The best way to combat poverty, she believes, is to eliminate illiteracy. But will the people come? As Lucy emerges from a life in the shadows, she finds purpose; or maybe purpose finds her. With purpose comes answers to her questions, and something else she hadn't expected: love. Inspired by the true events of the Moonlight Schools, this standalone novel from bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher brings to life the story that shocked the nation into taking adult literacy seriously. You'll finish the last page of this enthralling story with deep gratitude for the gift of reading."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Singing schools > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Scribes > Fiction.
Literacy > Fiction.
Adult education > Fiction.
Poverty > Fiction.
Kentucky > Fiction.
Appalachian Region > Fiction.
Genre: School fiction.
Historical fiction.
Religious fiction.
Christian fiction.

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