Appalachian Children’s Literature

An Annotated Bibliography


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About the Book

This comprehensive bibliography includes books written about or set in Appalachia from the 18th century to the present. Titles represent the entire region as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission, including portions of 13 states stretching from southern New York to northern Mississippi. The bibliography is arranged in alphabetical order by author, and each title is accompanied by an annotation, most of which include composite reviews and critical analyses of the work. All classic genres of children’s literature are represented.

About the Author(s)

Roberta Teague Herrin is professor emerita from East Tennessee State University, where she specialized in children’s literature. She ended her 44-year career in higher education as chair of the Department of Appalachian Studies and director of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services. She lives in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

Sheila Quinn Oliver is currently the director of Library Media Services at Broome High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

Compiled by Roberta Teague Herrin and Sheila Quinn Oliver

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 355
Bibliographic Info: map, appendices, indexes
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1040-8
eISBN: 978-0-7864-6019-9
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Contributions to Southern Appalachian Studies

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      viii
Foreword by George Ella Lyon      1
Preface      3
Appendix I: Counties in Appalachia      283
Appendix II: Grade Levels (Authors, Titles)      285
Author, Title, Illustrator Index      309
Subject Index      335

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “a super resource for teachers and librarians, not just for those located in the Appalachian region, but for anyone interested in the world of children’s literature”—School Library Journal
  • “impressive…the volume delivers on its promise to introduce and educate, to excite and inspire, and to influence both the study of Appalachian children’s literature and its development”—Journal of Appalachian Studies
  • “filled the void…well-researched, well-organized…a valuable and unprecedented tool…recommended”—Appalachian Journal
  • “sets a new standard in comprehensiveness and usefulness”—Appalachian Heritage
  • “what a valuable, and long-needed, compendium this is!”—Project Muse
  • “essential…a treasure trove”—ARBA