June Book Club (North America - The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek)

$ 71.00

June

Feature book: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

Region: This month, we travel in North America.

Limited to 10 spots


Deadline to subscribe: May 21, 2021

Around the World Kit (North America) available: May 25, 2021

Book + Communi-Tea online meet-up and experience: Sunday, June 27, 2021, 2pm PST

Genre: Historical fiction

Length: 320 pages


In the Appalachian hills of 1930, we meet 19-year old Cussy Mary Carter, one of the “blue people” of Kentucky. She joins the Pack Horse Library Project, established as part of President Roosevelt’s Administration, and becomes a librarian. Cussy rides her faithful mule up treacherous mountains to deliver books to poverty-stricken people in the hills. Along her dangerous route, she confronts those suspicious of her blue skin and the government's new book program. In the face of prejudice, she forges friendships and remains determined to instill literacy – to give comfort to those who have nothing – in the form of a book and the belief that books can carry us anywhere, even back home. Note: this story is inspired by the true story of the blue-skinned people and the Kentucky Pack Horse library service.

Included in your “Around the World Tea Kit” are:

  • This month’s feature book
  • This month’s featured teas (one caffeinated, one decaf), their history, creation, and connection to the book
  • 2 Paired small business goodies (art prints, stickers, bookmarks, enamel pins, etc.)
  • Participation in this month’s small group book club meeting facilitated by Linda and Friday – offering meaningful conversation, human connection, and shared learning centered around our featured book
  • Insights from a special guest – perhaps an artist, academic, or global visitor – to bring a unique perspective to the conversation 
  • Your valuable support for local business – all Books + Communi-Tea kits are sourced from local, small businesses

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