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Dear Hank Williams

Staff Review: Dear Hank Williams

"Dear Hank Williams" by Kimberly Willis Holt

'Dear Hank Williams'  by  Kimberly Willis Holt

It’s the first day of school in September 1948 and Tate Ellerbee from Rippling Creek, Louisiana already has a school assignment—to find a pen pal and practice writing letters to a real person. She picks a relatively unknown country singer who she admires on the Louisiana Hayride radio show—Hank Williams. Through her wonderful letters to him we discover a strong, engaging, hopeful, likable, optimistic young girl who believes in herself enough to find ways to make her dreams come true and thrive in a less than perfect environment. This sweet book by National Book Award-winning author Kimberly Willis Holt is written for tweens and is perfect for a fun, thoughtful, engaging summer read.

Audience: Children, Tweens | Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction


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