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Children’s Book By W.Va. Authors Celebrates Unique Home ‘Fallingwater’ On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, a home built directly into the mountains, just over the state line in Pennsylvania, has become one of the most famous houses in the world. It’s known as Fallingwater and was designed by the master architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Two West Virginia authors wrote a children’s book about the house, and West Virginia Public Broadcasting is featuring the story in our new Mountain Readers Become Leaders program. It’s an effort designed to celebrate and foster a love of reading in children across West Virginia. The program launches this week.

As Eric Douglas reports, the authors went through several revisions before determining the central character was, in fact, the house.

Also, in this show, we listen to The Allegheny Front’s latest story about poison ivy and how it is reacting to climate change. The Allegheny Front is based in Pittsburgh and reports on regional environmental news.

West Virginia Morning is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting which is solely responsible for its content.

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Caroline MacGregor produced this episode.

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