Dear Hank Williams

Written by Holt and Kimberly Willis

It's 1948 in Rippling Creek, Louisiana, and Tate P. Ellerbee's new teacher has just given her class an assignment―learning the art of letter-writing. Luckily, Tate has the perfect pen pal in mind: Hank Williams, a country music singer whose star has just begun to rise. Tate and her great-aunt and -uncle listen to him on the radio every Saturday night, and Tate just knows that she and Hank are kindred spirits. Told entirely through Tate's hopeful letters, this beautifully drawn novel from National Book Award–winning author Kimberly Willis Holt gradually unfolds a story of family love, overcoming tragedy, and an insightful girl learning to find her voice. This title has Common Core connections.

Age Range 9 - 12 years
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Copyright Year
Page Count
224
Publisher
Henry Holt & Company Books For Young Readers
Grade Level 3rd - 4th
ISBN
9780805080223
Lexile 820
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