Educational Resources

NEW for Teachers!

Looking to integrate Byron Herbert Reece and Appalachian agriculture into your lesson plans? This helpful site has been compiled by the Reece in the Schools Committee and Union County Schools.

http://elementary.ucschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=5229955&pageId=6596801

Poetry and Novels by Byron Herbert Reece:

All of Reece’s works are available from the Society, or from Cherokee Publishing Co.

Ballad of the Bones and other Poems
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1945: Atlanta, Cherokee Publishing Co. 1985

Bow Down in Jericho
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1950: Atlanta, Cherokee Publishing Co. 1985

A Song of Joy
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1952: Atlanta, Cherokee Publishing Co. 1985

The Season of Flesh
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1955: Atlanta, Cherokee Publishing Co. 1985

Better a Dinner of Herbs
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1950: Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 1992.

The Hawk and the Sun
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1955: Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 1994.

Books About Byron Herbert Reece:

Byron Herbert Reece: 1917-1958 and the Southern Poetry Tradition
by Alan Jackson: Edwin Mellen Press, 2001.

Fable in the Blood: The Selected Poems of Byron Herbert Reece
edited by Jim Clark: Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 2002.

Faithfully Yours: The Letters of Byron Herbert Reece
edited by Raymond A. Cook and Alan Jackson, Mercer University Press, 2007.

Mountain Singer: The Life and Legacy of Byron Herbert Reece
by Raymond A. Cook; Atlanta: Cherokee Publishing Co., 1980.

The Bitter Berry: The Life of Byron Herbert Reece
by Bettie M. Sellers; Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 1993.

Books about Southern Appalachian Culture:

K-5 Level
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree. Gloria Houston; Pictures by Barbara Cooney. New York: Penguin USA.

When I Was Young in the Mountains. Cynthia Rylant; Illustrator Diane Goode, New York: E.P. Dutton.

Silver Packages: an Appalachian Christmas Story. Cynthia Rylant; Illustrator Chris K. Soentpiet, New York: Orchard Books, 1997.

The Relatives Came. Cynthia Rylant; Illustrator Stephen Gammell, First Aladdin Paperbacks edition, 1993.

6-8 Level
Littlejim’s Dreams. Gloria Houston; Pictures by Thomas B. Allen. Harcourt, 1997.

Littlejim’s Gift: An Appalachian Christmas Story. Gloria Houston; Pictures by Thomas B. Allen. Penguin Young Readers Group. 1998.

Ghost Girl: A Blue Ridge Mountain Story. Delia Ray. Houghton Mifflin. 2003.

It’s Nothing to a Mountain. Sid Hite. Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers. 1995.

Websites of interest

New Georgia Encyclopedia

House Resolution 297

Southern Scribe

Appalachian Studies Websites
Appalachian Studies Association
Appalshop

Videos
PBS – The Appalachians and Appalachian Journey
The Bitter Berry and Friends: The Life of Byron Herbert Reece (available from the Byron Herbert Reece Society)
Voices – (available from the Byron Herbert Reece Society)

Guest Speakers

The following individuals have offered to be available to be classroom guest speakers concerning Reece. The given contact information can be used to make arrangements.

      Dr. John Kay – chair of the Byron Herbert Reece Society and professor emeritus from Young Harris College. Email jandpkay [at] gmail.com
    Debra March – treasurer of the Byron Herbert Reece Society and Dean of Library Services at Young Harris College. email debramarch [at] gmail.com

2 responses to “Educational Resources

  1. Fleming Weaver

    By sending $18 which includes shipping to:
    Fleming Weaver
    1817 Watauga Drive
    Gainesville, GA 30501
    Please include your email address and/or phone # to be notified when shipped.
    Thanks for your interest.

  2. How may I obtain a copy of Voices?

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