The Moonlight School

The Moonlight School

Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781493428588

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Haunted by her sister's mysterious disappearance, Lucy Wilson arrives in Rowan County, Kentucky, in the spring of 1911 to work for Cora Wilson Stewart, superintendent of education. When Cora sends Lucy into the hills to act as scribe for the mountain people, she is repelled by the primitive conditions and intellectual poverty she encounters. Few adults can read and write. Born in those hills, Cora knows the plague of illiteracy. So does Brother Wyatt, a singing schoolmaster who travels through the hills. Involving Lucy and Wyatt, Cora hatches a plan to open the schoolhouses to adults on moonlit nights. The best way to combat poverty, she believes, is to eliminate illiteracy. But will the people come? As Lucy emerges from a life in the shadows, she finds purpose; or maybe purpose finds her. With purpose comes answers to her questions, and something else she hadn't expected: love. Inspired by the true events of the Moonlight Schools, this standalone novel from bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher brings to life the story that shocked the nation into taking adult literacy seriously. You'll finish the last page of this enthralling story with deep gratitude for the gift of reading.
The Moonlight School
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-02 - Publisher: Revell

Haunted by her sister's mysterious disappearance, Lucy Wilson arrives in Rowan County, Kentucky, in the spring of 1911 to work for Cora Wilson Stewart, superintendent of education. When Cora sends Lucy into the hills to act as scribe for the mountain people, she is repelled by the primitive conditions and
Cora Wilson Stewart and Kentucky's Moonlight Schools
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Yvonne Baldwin
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-03-03 - Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

Cora Wilson Stewart (1875–1958) was an elementary school teacher and county school superintendent in eastern Kentucky who, in the fall of 1911, decided to open the classrooms in her district to adult pupils. Convinced that education could eliminate the poverty that plagued the region, she founded the Moonlight School movement,
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Language: en
Pages: 194
Authors: Cora Wilson Stewart
Categories: Education
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Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-17 - Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

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