Judith Victoria Hensley is retired from teaching 4th grade science at Wallins Creek Elementary School in Harlan County, Kentucky. While there she compiled essays that students in her classes wrote into many books on subjects including coal and local folklore. Her students also testified in the state capitol in hearings on whether to permit Black Mountain in Harlan County to be strip-mined. The result was that the coal company was compensated by the state not to strip, and that Judy Hensley was included in a Canadian book about courageous women. Her latest book she describes as “a collection of stories that bear witness to the power of a praying mother.” It is a collection of 14 essays mostly by mothers from Harlan County.
Charleston, South Carolina: Create Space, 2017. 180 pages with photographs. Trade Paperback