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The Farm at Selu is a featured component of the Appalachian Studies center and includes a farmhouse typical of the early twentieth century time period.

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Resources for Readers and Teachers of Appalachian Literature   for Children and Young Adults.  Poems and stories.

Resources for Readers and Teachers of Appalachian Literature for Children and Young Adults. Poems and stories.

Bloodroot: Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers by Joyce Dyer. $9.99. http://moveonyourmind.com/showme/dpvpk/Bv0p0k3sLm0gQoOqWdYs.html. Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky (March 31, 1998). 314 pages

Bloodroot: Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers by Joyce Dyer. $9.99. http://moveonyourmind.com/showme/dpvpk/Bv0p0k3sLm0gQoOqWdYs.html. Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky (March 31, 1998). 314 pages

From the Mountain, From the Valley: New and Collected Poems. 2002 Appalachian Writers Association Book of the Year James Still first achieved national recognition in the 1930s as a poet. Although he is better known today as a writer of fiction, it is his poetry that many of his essential images, such as the ""mighty river of earth,"" first found expression. Yet much of his poetry remains out of print or difficult to find. From the Mountain, From the Valley collects all of Still's poems…

From the Mountain, From the Valley: New and Collected Poems. 2002 Appalachian Writers Association Book of the Year James Still first achieved national recognition in the 1930s as a poet. Although he is better known today as a writer of fiction, it is his poetry that many of his essential images, such as the ""mighty river of earth,"" first found expression. Yet much of his poetry remains out of print or difficult to find. From the Mountain, From the Valley collects all of Still's poems…

In Gap Creek, Robert Morgan describes a young couple's hardships living in the Appalachian mountains of the Carolinas after the Civil War, the hard work they did day after day just to put meals on the table. It's a timeless story of their struggles with nature, with work, with the changing century, and with the disappointments and triumphs of their marriage.

In Gap Creek, Robert Morgan describes a young couple's hardships living in the Appalachian mountains of the Carolinas after the Civil War.

I Am One of You Forever by Fred Chappell

I Am One of You Forever. Almost twenty-years later, this book is still in my thoughts. It is a wonderful blend of magical realism and depression era/WWII North Carolina charm.

The Unquiet Earth By Denise Giardina Coal miners West Virginia Paperback $9.95

The Unquiet Earth By Denise Giardina Coal miners West Virginia Paperback 0804111448

Newfound-by Jim Wayne Miller. Poetic, beautifully written coming of age story that rings true on every page. A must read!

Newfound-by Jim Wayne Miller. Poetic, beautifully written coming of age story that rings true on every page.

Jim Wayne Miller: You Must Be Born Again is one of my favorite poems of all time

Jim Wayne Miller: You Must Be Born Again is one of my favorite poems of all time