|A is for Appalachia: The Alphabet Book
of Appalachian Heritage
I grabbed a new book for story time with the kiddos last night that had been on the shelf for a few years but had not yet been read. Parents know the curse: kids want the same book over and over again. But daddy wanted a change.
It was getting a late start to story time, so we only made it through a few letters of the new book. It was an alphabetical book that explores the traditions and culture of Appalachia entitled A is for Appalachia: The Alphabet Book of Appalachian Heritage.
I could sense an appreciation for Appalachia developing as the pages turned.
The book can be a simple alphabet recognition tool, but the few paragraphs under each letter are informative yet simple. And the illustrator included a helpful map of the southern Appalachian mountains identifies the states in which the verdant green Appalachians stand out as crossing the geo-political borders almost to in one illustration say that Appalachia is a united place bound by custom and heritage more than anything else.
And, best of all, my kids are looking forward to more about Appalachia tonight!
You can order A is for Appalachia: The Alphabet Book of Appalachian Heritage from amazon.com.