Staff Review: "Dear Hank Williams"
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.