“If you don’t mind a bit of advice, be careful not to judge mountain folks by city standards. We’re all human beings and have thoughts and dreams like everybody else.” The Moonlight School by Suzanne Woods is a story about the life of Cora Wilson Stewart in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky during 1911, she brought literacy to the illiterate mountain folks. The
A story of perseverance, love, and faith. Lucy Wilson arrives in Rowan County, Kentucky to help her cousin, Cora Wilson Stewart. Lucy comes from the city and gets more than she bargained for as she becomes a caring young lady who is ready to fight for the rights of the mountain people. Moonlight Schools based on a true story brings illiteracy to the front.
I enjoyed the book and am now more aware of how many people can not read and how it can affect them. Part historical fiction, part true events, part love story. The Moonlight School brings to light the story that shocked a nation into taking adult literacy. A must read! I highly recommend the book.
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