Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town America

SKU: 9781536212105

Nora Shalaway Carpenter
Grade Levels:
Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve
Book Type:
Candlewick Press

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Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town America, is an edited book by Nora Shalaway Carpenter and includes Indigenous authors. For most of America’s history, rural people and culture have been casually mocked, stereotyped, and, in general, deeply misunderstood. Now an array of short stories, poetry, graphic short stories, and personal essays, along with anecdotes from the authors’ real lives, dives deep into the complexity and diversity of rural America and the people who call it home. Fifteen authors—diverse in ethnic background, sexual orientation, geographic location, and socioeconomic status—explore the challenges, beauty, and nuances of growing up in rural America. From a mountain town in New Mexico to the gorges of New York to the arctic tundra of Alaska, you’ll find yourself visiting parts of this country you might not know existed—and meet characters whose lives might be surprisingly similar to your own. Featuring authors: David Bowles, Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki), Veeda Bybee, Nora Shalaway Carpenter, Shae Carys, S. A. Cosby, Rob Costello, Randy DuBurke, David Macinnis Gill, Nasugraq Rainey Hopson (Nasuġraq Rainey Hopson, a tribally enrolled Inupiaq born in Barrow Alaska (now known as Utqiagvik), and raised in Point Hope Alaska), Estelle Laure, Yamile Saied Méndez, Ashley Hope Pérez, Tirzah Price, and Monica Roe. The Cabin by Nasugraq Rainey Hopson is highly recommended by the American Indians in Children's Literature team (Debbie Reese).

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