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That Book Woman
by Heather Henson

Pictures by David Small
2010 Texas Bluebonnet Award NomineeSM

"'Now what that lady brings, it's sure no treasure, not to me, but books!" Cal in That Book Woman

We live on what's the most way up spot there is.
Pert near not 'nother livin' soul lives anywheres around
Unless you count the shy wild critters
And hawks that wing circles in our sky.

So, when that Book Woman pops up on our mountain,
To say we are surprised is an understatement, for sure.
Her poppin' in on that first day, changes my life
Like nothin' ever done in the past.

This is my story...the story of my family,
Just a poor family in the Appalachian Mountains
In the 1930s,
And the Book Woman,
A Pack Horse Librarian,
Who risked her life
To bring us a kind of treasure
That is only found inside the covers of books.
Books that made me a lifelong reader.

Written, for the most part, in short lines, dialect, and spare, first person narration, the story can easily inspire its reading as a dramatic monolog.

Research Links
for That Book Woman

Author, Heather Henson
Illustrator, David Small

Pack Horse Librarians
Appalachian History: Pack Horse Librarians
Book Talks: Pack Horse Librarians
New Deal Network
Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum


Grandma's Cabin: Photo: Library of Congress

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Mary on Horseback by Rosemary Wells

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That Book Woman
by Heather Hinson

You can purchase this pair of biographies for pioneer women who were heroes among remote mountain residents! 14-page unit for That Book Woman and the 11-page unit for Mary on Horseback NOW for immediate download for only $8.95! Click Here to Download

 

A 14-page unit, perfect for lesson planning and handouts or projection on your SmartBoard for That Book Woman is now available!

The Unit Contains:
Discussion Cards
Anticipation Guide
2-page Readers’ Theater Introduction
Map Study and Mountain Location
Reading Song: Who Ain't Gonna Read No More
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
Vocabulary: Dialect
A Monolog
Crossword Puzzle
Converting the Story to Another Point of View and Another Tense
Writing a Sequel, Having a Play
How Old, A Logic Puzzle
Comparing Books
Answer Page
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