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Dear Hank Williams

Cover: 'Dear Hank Williams'

Staff Review: "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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