Summary: From the whippoorwill's call on the first day of spring through the first snowfall, Edna and members of her family gather fruits, berries, and vegetables from the fields, garden, and orchard on their Virginia farm and turn them into wonderful meals. Includes facts about the life of Edna Lewis, a descendant of slaves who grew up to be a famous chef, and five recipes.
Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2009
Copies Available at Peninsula1 available in Stacks, Call number: JE Gou
Summary: In 1955 Hadley, Virginia, twelve-year-old Dawnie Rae Johnson, a tomboy who excels at baseball and at her studies, becomes the first African American student to attend the all-white Prettyman Coburn school, turning her world upside down. Includes historical notes about the period.
Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2011
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC PIN
Summary: After her father leaves the family farm on Lost Mountain to be General Lee's guide, Addie finds ways to remember him--even when he does not return at the end of the war.
Publisher / Publication Date: Walker & Co. 1999
Copies Available at Interlochen1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE RAN
Summary: In the poverty of the Appalachian coal country in 1908, eight-year-old Minna's life gets even more difficult after her father dies of black lung, and that winter she cannot go to school because she does not have a coat--until the quilting mothers make her a coat using pieces of cloth from their own lives, each with a special story behind it.
Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015