Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (7)

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine to put a spotlight on upcoming books.

This week's title is:

Child of the Mountains by Marilyn Sue Shank 

It's about keeping the faith.
Growing up poor in 1953 in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia doesn't bother Lydia Hawkins. She treasures her tight-knit family. There's her loving mama, now widowed; her whip-smart younger brother, BJ, who has cystic fibrosis; and wise old Gran. But everything falls apart after Gran and BJ die and mama is jailed unjustly. Suddenly Lydia has lost all those dearest to her.
Moving to a coal camp to live with her uncle William and aunt Ethel Mae only makes Lydia feel more alone. She is  ridiculed at her new school for her outgrown homemade clothes and the way she talks, and for what the kids believe her mama did. And to make matters worse, she discovers that her uncle has been keeping a family secret—about her.
If only Lydia, with her resilient spirit and determination, could find a way to clear her mother's name. . . .

It sounds so good. Me want. 


Rida (Raindrop Reflections) said...

It does sound good. Is this MG? Either way, I'll be looking forward to reading Child of the Mountains :)

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Giselle said...

This sounds like a very emotional book. Get some tissues ready! :P

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Marilyn said...

Thank you for highlighting CHILD OF THE MOUNTAINS. The protagonist is 11 at the beginning of the book and 12 at the end. It's considered middle grade and young YA. I hope you enjoy it. I've lived in WV most of my life, and this story reflects my love and respect for Appalachia.



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