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Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
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“Happy birthday!” Grandma sang out in her Kentucky drawl. “G’wan, child, open your present.”
Heart thumping, Karen tore open the colorfully wrapped package. “I hope it’s my Cabbage Patch doll! Oh boy, it’s—” She fought tears.—“Tom Sawyer by M-mark Twain. Thank you.”
Grandma’s eyes flashed. “Disappointed, aintcha?”
“No, I…”Karen braced herself for a ‘when I was your age’ story.
“Betcha never heared o’ the Pack Horse Librarians.”
“Not many have, I reckon. In the Great Depression, them valiant ladies braved hell and high water on horseback just so’s us hill kids could have something to read.”