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Ernest's Gift (Signed)

Windham, Kathryn Tucker; illustrations by Frank Hardy

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ISBN 10: 1588381498 / ISBN 13: 9781588381491
Published by JuneBug Books, Montgomery, AL, 2004
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. Oblong 4to. First printing. SIGNED and inscribed by the illustrator, with a little picture of a butterfly. Published for the centennial celebration of the Selma-Dallas County Public Library, the book tells the story of Ernest L. Dawson, book-lover and Selma library patron and donor. 20 pp. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 74932

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Title: Ernest's Gift (Signed)

Publisher: JuneBug Books, Montgomery, AL

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition

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A man's lifelong love of books and reading overcomes the hurt of a childhood humiliation in this touching true tale related by Alabama storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham on the occasion of the Selma Public Library's 100th anniversary. As a child in the 1930s, Ernest Dawson loved books but was denied use of the library in segregated Selma. He grew up and became a teacher, and after segregation had ended, he left money in his will toward a children's wing of the Selma library so that children of all races could read and learn.

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Kathryn Tucker Windham grew up in Thomasville, Alabama. She graduated from Huntingdon College in 1939, married Amasa Benjamin Windham in 1946, and had three children before being widowed in 1956. A newspaper reporter by profession, her career spanned four decades, beginning in the shadow of the Great Depression and continuing through the Civil Rights Movement, which she observed at ground level in her adopted home town of Selma. In the 1970s, she left journalism and worked as a coordinator for a federally funded agency for programs for the elderly. She continued to write, take photographs, and tell stories. The storytelling was an outgrowth of her 1969 book, 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey. More volumes of ghost stories, folklore, recipes, and essays followed; she has now published more than twenty books. Her reputation as a storyteller led to thirty-three appearances over an eighteen-month period on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, which introduced her to an even larger audience. She has written, produced, and acted in a one-woman play, My Name Is Julia, about pioneering social reformer Julia Tutwiler, has narrated several television documentaries, and is a regular interviewee for national and international journalists visiting Alabama in search of the Old or the New South. It is a testament to the good humor, keen intelligence, and life-long curiosity of one of the region’s best known public citizens that she can guide visitors unerringly to either mythical place.

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