A special children’s book was recently donated by Cathy Blanton to the Smoke Rise Library Media Center: Even Though She Was A Hen, Her Name Was Edward Glenn. The author, Angela Mathis, her husband, Ted, and children Vann, Annemarie, and Jeffrey, are former active members of SRBC. After the Mathis family moved to Asheville, N.C., Angela taught elementary school and wrote the text for the book. The book remained unpublished until Annemarie encouraged her mother to complete it. It tells the story of a chick named Edward Glenn (after two children in the story) who discovers over a series of humorous events that he is a hen and not a rooster. The book is on our New Book display and ready for check-out.
We have other titles with local or State connections on display for adults and children this month too, including a signed copy of Mr. Tuck and the 13 Heroes (the story of Brooks Tuck’s role in the desegregation of a Henry County Elementary School) written by John Harris (son of Colin and Faye Harris) and illustrated by John’s daughter, Sophie. We also have two children’s titles, And the Tide Comes In (about a Georgia salt marsh) and Outcasts United (the story of Clarkston’s Refugee Community adapted for young readers). The Library staff invites you to visit the library media center and check out one of these books for some special Fall reading!