Macon County News has teamed up with Read2Me, a community-wide initiative geared toward promoting early literacy for children throughout the county, and award winning North Carolina author Gloria Houston, to publish her book Littlejm.
Houston’s book is centered around twelve-year- old Littlejim, a bookish boy living in a rural Appalachain North Carolina community in the early years of the twentieth century. While living through World War I, Littlejim finds himself being one of the best students in his school and a tremendous help around his farm home, but continuously finds himself struggling with gaining the acceptance of his father, Bigjim. Littlejim enters a newspaper essay contest which he hopes will help him gain the respect of his stern father.
The MCN has worked with Houston and Bright Mountain Publishing to acquire serialization rights to Littlejim. To help promote the Read2Me initiative, the MCN is publishing chapters from Houston’s book each week in hopes of providing Macon County parents with free, easy access to a book that they can read to their children.