This book is based on the personal experience of the author, Sabrina Runyon. She grew up in Mingo County, West Virginia, in a family without much formal education buffeted about by the exigencies of the coal industry. When Sabrina Runyon was three years old, someone gave her mother a book which she read to Sabrina over and over again until Sabrina had it memorized and could “read” it back to her mother. This was the only book she had access to until she went to elementary school. Although Runyon dropped out of high school, she went back and kept pursuing education until she earned a doctorate. She is now an educational administrator in her home county.
Terra Alta, West Virginia: Headline Kids, 2019. 30 pages illustrated on each page in full color by Ashley Teets. 10” X 7” trade paperback