Dear Hank Williams
|Format:||Print Book 2015|
|Availability:||Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 10 copies|
It's 1948 in Rippling Creek, Louisiana, and Tate P. Ellerbee's new teacher has just given her class an assignment--learning the art of letter-writing. Luckily, Tate has the perfect pen pal in mind: Hank Williams, a country music singer whose star has just begun to rise. Tate and her great-aunt and -uncle listen to him on the radio every Saturday night, and Tate just knows that she and Hank are kindred spirits.
Told entirely through Tate's hopeful letters, this beautifully drawn novel from National Book Award-winning author Kimberly Willis Holt gradually unfolds a story of family love, overcoming tragedy, and an insightful girl learning to find her voice. This title has Common Core connections.
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-- Juvenile fiction.
Williams, Hank, -- 1923-1953 -- Fiction.
Families -- Louisiana -- Juvenile fiction.
Singing -- Juvenile fiction.
Family life -- Louisiana -- Fiction.
Singing -- Fiction.
Letters -- Fiction.
Louisiana -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Louisiana -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :2015
"Christy Ottaviano Books."
220 pages ; 19 cm