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Moonlight School

The Moonlight School

Suzanne Woods Fisher

Lucy Wilson has led a privileged yet lonely life in Kentucky after the death of her mother. When Lucy's father remarries, she reluctantly accepts a position to assist Cora Wilson Stewart, the first female superintendent of education in Morehead. She is stunned to learn she will be traveling into the hills to be a scribe for the mountain people, many of whom are illiterate. Shocked by the poverty the mountain people face, Lucy pities them. With the help of Cora and a schoolmaster named Brother Wyatt, Lucy hatches a plan to help the adults in the mountains learn to read by teaching literacy classes on moonlit nights. 

Inspired by true events, this novel from bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher brings to life the story that shocked the nation into taking adult literacy seriously.

Library Journal Reviews 2021