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.
|Dimensions||.75 × 6 × 8.5 in|