English 207: Appalachian Literature
Assignment on George Ella Lyon for Tuesday, Sept. 12

Dr. Tina L. Hanlon

Special Event: George Ella Lyon (and Jo Carson and Gurney Norman and other writers) will be speaking on Thursday afternoon at the Emory and Henry 25th anniversary literary festival (free and open to the public!) Click on their names on the Literary Festival authors page to see a photo and bio.

George Ella Lyon Poems in Higgs:

194-95, "Progress"
406, "Foot Washing"
410 "Salvation"

On reserve in Stanley Library:

Selections in Listen Here! anthology, pp. 364-73

Poem "Rings"
Poem "Growing Light"
Excerpt from With a Hammer for My Heart (our library has the whole novel)

"Voiceplace," essay pp. 167-74 in anthology Bloodroot (also on reserve)

In Her Words: (another anthology on reserve)

"archaeology"  poem about writing
"Papaw" about where babies come from
 (Essay by Roberta Herrin on Lyon's picture books optional)

Picture book we will read in class:

Who Came Down That Road? Illus. Peter Catalanotto. Orchard, 1992

Picture books on reserve in Stanley Library (give top priority to reading  the first three):

Cecil's Story. Illus. Peter Catalanotto. Orchard, 1991

Mama Is a Miner. Illus. Peter Catalanotto. Orchard, 1994

(Optional: see lesson plan on Mama is a Mine in AppLit)

Come a Tide. Illus. Stephen Gammell. Orchard, 1990

One Lucky Girl. Illus. Irene Trivas. DK Ink, Spring 2000

A Traveling Cat. Illus. Paul Brett Johnson. Orchard, 1998

A Wordful Child. Photos Ann Olson. Richard Owen Meet-the-Author Series, 1996 (illustrated autobiography written for children)

[The Library also has A Sign. Illus. Chris Soentpiet. Orchard, 1998.
Dr. Hanlon has other books by Lyon.]

If you want to read more and Lyon and her writing, see also background and links in AppLit bibliography Books by George Ella Lyon. and An Interview with George Ella Lyon.


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