Based on true events.
Lucy Wilson is sent to work alongside Cora Wilson Stewart in the mountains of Appalachia. There she sees the hardship and resilience of the mountain people, as well as a need for literacy. A well written read that brings to life the struggles and triumphs of the mountain people, and the birth of the Moonlight Schools.
An entertaining and heartwarming read, filled with compelling characters. Fin especially brought a smile to my face almost every time I got to his chapters. It was amazing to see how people's self confidence grew as their worlds opened up with the ability to read and write their own names.
I loved how the author brought Appalachia to life, showing the resilience, determination, kindness, and stubborn pride of the mountain folk, as well as their rich culture. An entertaining read, heartwarming and masterfully told. Definitely recommend!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.