Giveaway: Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town America ~ (US/Canada Only)

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Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town America (US/Can Only)

edited by: Nora Shalaway Carpenter

Release Date: October 13th, 2020

Publisher: Candlewick Press

 

 

 

About the Book

Gracie sees a chance of fitting in at her South Carolina private school, until a “white trash”–themed Halloween party has her steering clear of the rich kids. Samuel’s Tejano family has both stood up to oppression and been a source of it, but now he’s ready to own his true sexual identity. A Puerto Rican teen in Utah discovers that being a rodeo queen means embracing her heritage, not shedding it. . . .

For most of America’s history, rural people and culture have been casually mocked, stereotyped, and, in general, deeply misunderstood. Now an array of short stories, poetry, graphic short stories, and personal essays, along with anecdotes from the authors’ real lives, dives deep into the complexity and diversity of rural America and the people who call it home. Fifteen extraordinary authors—diverse in ethnic background, sexual orientation, geographic location, and socioeconomic status—explore the challenges, beauty, and nuances of growing up in rural America. From a mountain town in New Mexico to the gorges of New York to the arctic tundra of Alaska, you’ll find yourself visiting parts of this country you might not know existed—and meet characters whose lives might be surprisingly similar to your own.

 

 

 

Featuring Contributors:

David Bowles
Joseph Bruchac
Veeda Bybee
Nora Shalaway Carpenter
Shae Carys
S. A. Cosby
Rob Costello
Randy DuBurke
David Macinnis Gill
Nasugraq Rainey Hopson
Estelle Laure
Yamile Saied Méndez
Ashley Hope Pérez
Tirzah Price
Monica Roe

Think you know what rural America is like? Discover a plurality of perspectives in this enlightening anthology of stories that turns preconceptions on their head.

 

 

 

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Ten (10) winners will each receive 1 mass market copy of the book ~ (US/Can Only)

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Zachary Snyder on Monday, 03 August 2020 13:48

Book looks great, look forward to reading it.

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Book looks great, look forward to reading it.
Danielle Hammelef on Sunday, 30 August 2020 13:41

I enjoy this cover and see many exciting authors listed as contributors.

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I enjoy this cover and see many exciting authors listed as contributors.
Emily on Monday, 31 August 2020 15:28

Growing up in a rural town I think I will relate to most of these stories.

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Growing up in a rural town I think I will relate to most of these stories.

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