Until about five years ago, my guest on today's a book and a chat "Molly Roe" had written only only academic papers, but after following her family history through her hobby of genealogy lead her to produce her first, but certainly not last novel "Call Me Kate: Meeting the Molly Maguires".
her writing combines family genealogy, Irish and coal region lore, local history, and imagination to create historical fiction for young people.
During the show we were told many fascinating details about the history of Pennsylvania and the "Molly Maguires". the whole history of the area and the people has been investigated in great detail by Molly, not only for her current novel "Call me Kate" but as we heard during the show for a follow up novel (or two).
"Call Me Kate: Meeting the Molly Maguires"is dramatic and adventuresome, yet expressive of daily life in the patches of the hard coal region during the Civil War era. This novel will appeal to readers of the Dear America series, as well as more mature readers who will enjoy the story's rich context and drama.
As a junior high teacher, Molly has been able to not only share this book with her students, but also see how the knowledge has lead some of them to carry out their own investigation into the past. The book has proven so popular and able to provide not only education but a great story, that Molly Roe recently was the the silver recipient in the Mom’s Choice Awards.
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"Molly Roe - Call Me Kate: Meeting the Molly Maguires"
Barry Eva (Storyheart)