Children’s Books

New Children’s Book Looks At 'Affrilachia'

When Frank X. Walker looked up the word Appalachia in a dictionary 30 years ago, he saw it was defined with the phrase “the white residents of the Appalachian mountains.” As a man of color, he said that shook him. His latest work is a children’s book, using the alphabet to identify and focus on people of color who grew up in Appalachia. It is called “A is for Affrilachia.”

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How Children’s Book Writer Cynthia Rylant Found Her Calling in Southern West Virginia

Cynthia Rylant has written more than 100 books, ranging from picture books and easy readers to chapter books and novels. Some of Rylant's books, including her 1982 debut, "When I Was Young in the Mountains," were based on her life growing up in Southern West Virginia.

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Avian Conservationist Hopes to Inspire Next Generation with Children's Book

Author Katie Fallon was inspired, in part, by her own children to write the book, Look, See the Bird! In the book, Fallon writes about children from…

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May 31, 1946: Author Meredith Sue Willis Born in Clarksburg

Author Meredith Sue Willis was born in Clarksburg on May 31, 1946. She was raised in Shinnston, where both her parents were educators. After graduating…

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