In my last blog I mentioned that I have two more giveaways in store for my readers. Since then I have added one more so you have several opportunities to win wonderful books! Joyce Hostetter won Being Frank but today you have the chance to win Gretchen Griffith's new book, Lessons Learned.
Lessons Learned: The Story of Pilot Mountain School is a powerful history of struggling beyond survival and a glimpse into a culture long since departed, the rural south of the mid-twentieth century. In a compelling account, the children of the forties, fifties and sixties reveal secrets of lessons they learned both inside and outside the school walls.
This narrative nonfiction is a collective memoir of an era when moonshine and religion coexisted, when barefoot children didn’t know they were poor and when a flush toilet was heralded as the latest technology. Former students and teachers reveal a forgotten world as they look backward through their personal telescopes of time, wisdom and life successes showing Lessons Learned in the South Mountains of western North Carolina.
As the contemporary world seeks to redefine school, Lessons Learned offers its own definition of education and lessons to learn even in this century.
|Pilot Mountain School, 1956|
|Pilot Mountain School, 1990|
there are eight Pilot Mountains in North Carolina and the one this school is named for straddles the Burke/McDowell county line. It's not the more famous Andy Griffith (no relation) Mt. Pilot on interstate 77, the one from his Mayberry story.
Lessons Learned is available at Ridgetop Books, an imprint of Bright Mountain Books out of Fairview, NC.
|Two views of Gretchen. She calls the one on the left the|
"Formal Me" and the one on the right the "Normal Me."
here.taught every age imaginable from Head Start five year olds to college freshman at Appalachian State University and a ninety year old woman in my adult basic education classes at Caldwell Community College. She shares the story behind writing Lessons Learned
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