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Moonlight School (vuoden 2021 painos)

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The best part of this book was learning about a pioneer of Adult education, Cora Wilson Stewart, and seeing how literacy can transform and empower people.
The main character of this book is not Cora, however, it is Lucy Wilson, a fictional neice of Cora's who is employed by her in her work educating people in rural Kentucky during the early 1900's. Lucy is timid, and she is haunted by the disappearance of her sister. Cora is strong willed and determined to break Lucy out of her comfort zone so that she can make her own way in life - apart from her domineering father. I did enjoy seeing Lucy interact with the people of rural Kentucky - especially the teenagers who struggle with wether or not schooling is worth it. Lucy also attracts some gentleman callers, and faces a lot of difficult decisions along the way. Still, some of her story seemed rather simplistic and the part that I enjoyed the most was seeing how the adults reacted once they were given the opportunity to attend the "moonlight schools" and learn to read and write for themselves. The idea is not met with open arms by all - but Lucy and company learn to lean on a higher power to give them strength as they work hard to make their dream a reality.
Fans of the stories mule-riding librarians will enjoy the similar themes in this story, along with some romance and some faith-filled soul searching. ( )
  debs4jc | Apr 7, 2021 |
Are you looking for a book that is based on illiteracy? This book called "The Moonlight School" is about that, and a little mystery is popped in as well. It seems like this is mostly about the mountain people that are in Rowen County.

This book is a few main characters, Cora Wilson, Lucy Wilson, Angie Copper, and Finley James. One other one that name is Brother Watt. The author pops a little romance in this book as well. However, most of this book is about learning to read and write.

Will they be able to get the folks' help in the hills to learn to read and write? Will the Moonlight School campaign be stopped in its tracks? Will Lucy find her sister, or will she accept god answer? There seems like there some romance going on, and will Lucy choose Andrew or Watt?

My favorite is learning about how the night schools started. I love the fact that we know about illiteracy and how it the solution came about. This book seems to occur based on actual historical events. That seems like a good idea.

If you are a book fan, well, this is a book you may want to read, It about books and teaching an adult to read. There some mystery in the plot, The author wrote a perfect story plot. ( )
  Lindz2012 | Mar 11, 2021 |
It was fascinating to learn about the Moonlight School as the book was based on actual events. Lucy, Cora, and Wyatt work to try to help the adults in the area to learn how to read. They are hired to educate the children, but realize that there is also a need to help the adults as well. Lucy sees the need and finds a greater purpose at the same time. I can relate to how hard it can be to overcome all that can go against you and to accept what is offered.

I received a copy to read, the review is mine. ( )
  polarmath | Feb 28, 2021 |
I love everything about this book: the cover, the title and the story! If that isn’t wonderful enough, the fact that it is based on a true story is icing on the cake! Many of the characters in the book were real people! Cora Wilson Stewart fought tirelessly for the education of the Appalachian children and adults. She didn’t just campaign but took actions to further her dream. She herself grew up in the hills of Kentucky where poverty and lack of educational opportunity was the norm. How well she understood their plight. Her accomplishments are incredible.
In this fictional story, Cora’s, wealthy and privileged younger cousin is sent by her father to assist her. Lucy has the impression that she is coming as a stenographer. Cora shatters that preconceived idea very quickly. In a few days Lucy is on horseback (she has never ridden a horse) and being sent up into the woods and hills of the Kentucky Hollows to see people she has not clue where they live! She is definitely put out of her comfort zone. Her job is to take write the letters they want to send family and loved ones. As you can imagine she is overwhelmed.
Severe poverty, lack of hygiene, not to mention countless traditions and superstitions of the people is a bit of a culture shock at first. She grows to realize the vast gulf between the life she has taken for granted and theirs. Very quickly Lucy develops a love the people and hurt for their suffering. She blossoms into quite activist for those she serves.
Appalachia and its people have always held a fascination for me. The author’s descriptiveness of the people, their environment, and their customs added to my interest. The characters are captivating. Wyatt and Angie were two of my favorites. The book is much deeper than just this historical time and the wonderful people. There are many surprises, one especially about a tragedy in Lucy’s past. A beautifully written book you don’t want to miss reading!
I received this book from Revell in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated are my own. ( )
  Mizroady | Feb 23, 2021 |
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The publisher's pre-publication summary reads simply "Based on true events, a young woman used to the finer things in life arrives in small town Appalachia in 1911 to help her formidable cousin combat adult literacy by opening moonlight schools." But the story is more about the journey of the young woman, Lucy Wilson, from doing what was expected to taking control of her own life and finding her purpose. The opening of the moonlight schools is part of that journey. Fisher includes a glossary of words used by the natives of the mountainous, Kentucky County which will be very helpful for those with no first hand experience of Appalachia or close contact with family and friends born and reared in the hollers of Appalachia. From my experience, Fisher does a masterful job of portraying the the impact of illiteracy on a proud and hard-working people yet still tell a story that draws you in to that time and place and leaves you with a satisfying ending.
  lusetta | Feb 21, 2021 |
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