"Story Threads: A History of Eastern Kentucky" Author Visit and Book Giveaway
This informative and inspiring children's activity book is written by local authors Beverly May (Floyd County) and Eric Fields (Pike County) and illustrated by Yoko Nogami (Letcher County). The book explores the diverse people who have made their home in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, and features QR codes with music and stories from natives of the area. Listen to banjo music, hear a Cherokee tale, tour an exhibition coal mine, listen to stories from families that immigrated to Eastern Kentucky or grew up in the African American coal camp of Lynch, explore the history of the United Mine Workers, and more! The book is also a coloring book, with a closing page for children to illustrate a picture of their own family story.
Beverly May and Eric Fields will visit the Pike County Public Library (Lee Ave) on May 26 at 5:30 to read and discuss the book. Children will receive a free copy they may color at the library, and our genealogy librarian will have simple handouts for children (and adults!) to begin exploring their family history.