Book of the Month


Our May Book of the Month ~ Call Me Floy by Joanna Cooke

Steeped in the rich atmosphere of old Yosemite and based on real people and true events, Call Me Floy is about a girl who follows her dream up the steepest path imaginable.⁣

In this coming-of-age novel, a headstrong girl persists against expectations, following her dream in nineteenth century Yosemite. Florence “Floy” Hutchings is clever, confident, and bold – not expected of girls on the cusp of turning twelve in 1876. She’s the daughter of a famous father, and while the extra attention that brings is not unwelcome, all she really wants is to be herself. ⁣

Floy finds that Yosemite – and the greater world around her – is changing in confusing ways: the intimate paradise she once knew is opening to more visitors, and to troubling attitudes about her indigenous friends, and about what girls should & should not do. Yet, against this backdrop of change, Floy pursues her dream of climbing the indomitable Half Dome.⁣

Author Joanna Cooke spent ten years living in the Sierra, working as an environmental educator and National Park Service Ranger in Yosemite National Park. She now lives in Jackson – so lucky for us, we claim her as our local author.⁣

SKU: 9781930238992 Category:
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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions .75 × 6 × 8.5 in