From the Library – Hoopla Huddle Book Discussion Group Will Be Reading The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek in June 2021

The Hoopla Huddle Book Discussion Group will read The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson when they meet (via Zoom) in June:

BOOK DESCRIPTION: The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything—everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt’s Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome’s got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter.

Cussy’s not only a book woman, however, she’s also the last of her kind, her skin a shade of blue unlike most anyone else. Not everyone is keen on Cussy’s family or the Library Project, and a Blue is often blamed for any whiff of trouble. If Cussy wants to bring the joy of books to the hill folks, she’s going to have to confront prejudice as old as the Appalachias and suspicion as deep as the holler.

Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman’s belief that books can carry us anywhere—even back home.

If you’d like to read all about a travelling librarian in the 1930s and then join the discussion, please register now for the Hoopla Huddle Book Discussion Group through our Event Calendar. The group will meet via Zoom on Monday, June 28, at 6:00 PM.

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek can be downloaded with your Library Card through Hoopla as an ebook or an audiobook. If you’d prefer a paperback copy, you can place a hold on one through our Online Catalog.

Participants will receive an email with the login information for Zoom before the discussion.

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