Appalachian ChildrenÕs Literature

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: N.A

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786460199

Category: Social Science

Page: 355

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This comprehensive bibliography includes books written about or set in Appalachia from the 18th century to the present. Titles represent the entire region as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission, including portions of 13 states stretching from southern New York to northern Mississippi. The bibliography is arranged in alphabetical order by author, and each title is accompanied by an annotation, most of which include composite reviews and critical analyses of the work. All classic genres of children’s literature are represented.
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The Coffin Quilt

The Feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys

Author: Ann Rinaldi

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547416243

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Fanny McCoy has lived in fear and anger ever since that day in 1878 when a dispute with the Hatfields over the ownership of a few pigs set her family on a path of hatred and revenge. From that day forward, along the ragged ridges of the West Virginia-Kentucky line, the Hatfields and the McCoys have operated not withing the law but within mountain codes of their own making. In 1882, when Fanny's sister Roseanna runs off with young Johnse Hatfield, the hatred between the two clans explodes. As the killings, abductions, raids, and heartbreak escalate bitterly and senselessly, Fanny, the sole voice of reason, realizes that she is powerless to stop the fighting and must learn to rise above the petty natures of her family and neighbors to find her own way out of the hatred.
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Pawpaw

In Search of America’s Forgotten Fruit

Author: Andrew Moore

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603585974

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

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The largest edible fruit native to the United States tastes like a cross between a banana and a mango. It grows wild in twenty-six states, gracing Eastern forests each fall with sweet-smelling, tropical-flavored abundance. Historically, it fed and sustained Native Americans and European explorers, presidents, and enslaved African Americans, inspiring folk songs, poetry, and scores of place names from Georgia to Illinois. Its trees are an organic grower’s dream, requiring no pesticides or herbicides to thrive, and containing compounds that are among the most potent anticancer agents yet discovered. So why have so few people heard of the pawpaw, much less tasted one? In Pawpaw—a 2016 James Beard Foundation Award nominee in the Writing & Literature category—author Andrew Moore explores the past, present, and future of this unique fruit, traveling from the Ozarks to Monticello; canoeing the lower Mississippi in search of wild fruit; drinking pawpaw beer in Durham, North Carolina; tracking down lost cultivars in Appalachian hollers; and helping out during harvest season in a Maryland orchard. Along the way, he gathers pawpaw lore and knowledge not only from the plant breeders and horticulturists working to bring pawpaws into the mainstream (including Neal Peterson, known in pawpaw circles as the fruit’s own “Johnny Pawpawseed”), but also regular folks who remember eating them in the woods as kids, but haven’t had one in over fifty years. As much as Pawpaw is a compendium of pawpaw knowledge, it also plumbs deeper questions about American foodways—how economic, biologic, and cultural forces combine, leading us to eat what we eat, and sometimes to ignore the incredible, delicious food growing all around us. If you haven’t yet eaten a pawpaw, this book won’t let you rest until you do.
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Edible Wild Plants for Beginners: The Essential Edible Plants and Recipes to Get Started

Author: Althea Press

Publisher: Callisto Media Inc

ISBN: 1623152852

Category: Nature

Page: 258

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Wild plants are not only beautiful, but they can also be an affordable and sustainable way to add flavor and nutrition to your diet. Edible Wild Plants for Beginners provides you with the essential information and guidance to begin foraging for edible wild plants and including them in your diet. Edible Wild Plants for Beginners provides profiles of common edible wild plants and includes information on dangerous look-alikes, the best time to harvest, where to find each type of wild plant, and how to cultivate your own garden. From natural remedies to delectable dishes and exotic cocktails, Edible Wild Plants for Beginners provides more than 95 ways for you to use these newfound ingredients. Edible Wild Plants for Beginners will help you explore the world of edible wild plants and teach you how to use them in your home and kitchen, with: • More than 95 easy-to-follow edible wild plants recipes and remedies, including Amaranth Vegetable Curry, Pickled Jerusalem Artichokes, Chamomile Cookies, and a Purslane Martini • Tips for foraging, harvesting, and cultivating edible wild plants • Techniques for serving, preserving, and cooking with edible wild plants • 31 edible wild plant profiles, including descriptions, distinguishing features, preparation and collection tips, and common uses • 10 simple steps to making tinctures • A guide to identifying edible wild plants and avoiding common poisonous plants With Edible Wild Plants for Beginners, you'll be able to start living sustainably, saving money, and adding variety to your diet the way nature intended.
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Foxfire 3

Animal Care, Banjos and Dulcimers, Hide Tanning, Summer and Fall Wild Plant Foods, Butter Churns, Ginseng, and Still More Affairs of Plain Living

Author: Eliot Wigginton

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 511

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Volume 3 of this series covers animal care, banjos and dulcimers, wild plant foods, butter churns, ginseng and more.
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Folklore, Culture, and Aging

A Research Guide

Author: David Philip Shuldiner

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313298974

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

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This work is a guide to the study of cultural traditions by and about elders and aging, featuring an annotated list of over 1,500 references covering a broad range of subjects.
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Sometimes a Shining Moment

The Foxfire Experience

Author: Eliot Wigginton

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 438

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The author describes his experiences as an English teacher in a high school in rural Georgia and discusses the development of Foxfire magazine
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Foxfire 9

Author: Eliot Wigginton,Margie Bennett

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: N.A

Category: Appalachian Region, Southern

Page: 493

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Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.
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