|Kimberly Willis Holt|
|Pages/Publication Date:||220 / 2015|
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 understated novel for readers 9 to 12 by the National Book Award-winning author of When Zachary Beaver Came to Town unfolds a story of an insightful girl learning to find her voice, overcoming tragedy with the help of her family.