by Kim Michele Richardson
Reviewed by Janet:
Cussy loves her job as a librarian for the Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, bringing books via mule to the folks in the hollers. Many patrons eagerly await her visits, yet some people are suspicious of this government program, and some folks don’t accept Cussy, due to her skin color. This wonderfully well-drawn story brings the reader into the depths of the Depression in one of the poorest areas of the country in an exploration of prejudice, family, and community.