Little Audrey

White, Ruth.  Little Audrey.  New York:  Farrar Straus Giroux.  2008.  ISBN:  9780374345808.

     Ruth White shares a tender autobiographical story of growing up in Appalachia in the 1940’s.  Told from the point of view of her sister, Audrey, 11 about a pivotal spring in the lives of her family.  Audrey is a lovable, skinny big sister to the “three little pigs” Yvonne, Eleanor, and Ruth Carol.  Life in a coal mining camp is tough as Mama is sad and distant and Daddy drinks away his paycheck before his family can be fed for the week.  White (Tadpole, Way Down Deep ) reveals an intimate story as haunting as the black and white photo of five little girls and their Mama that opens the book. Little Audrey will be available in September with the CSCL books.

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