Museum Story Time - "She Sang for the Mountains: The Story of Singer, Songwriter, Activist Jean Ritchie" by Shannon Hitchcock - The Birthplace of Country Music
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Museum Story Time – “She Sang for the Mountains: The Story of Singer, Songwriter, Activist Jean Ritchie” by Shannon Hitchcock

June 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Graphic featuring the book cover.

Date: Friday, June 7, 2024

Time: 10:30 a.m. EST

Location: The Learning Center, Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Cost: Free and open to the public

Join us in the museum’s Learning Center for our monthly Museum Story Time program. Aimed at toddler-age children and their grown-ups, we will gather on the first Friday of each month for a music- or Appalachia-related storybook, a tune or two by WBCM Radio Bristol show host Ella Patrick, and a related activity or coloring sheet. This month we will be doing a fun mountain-art craft!

About She Sang for the Mountains: The Story of  Singer, Songwriter, Activist Jean Ritchie”

This lyrical picture book biography of songwriter and activist Jean Ritchie-Singer traces her life from the Cumberland Mountains of Kentucky to New York City and beyond as her protest songs inspired a nation. The author and illustrator previously teamed up for the stunning biography Saving Granddaddy’s Stories: Ray Hicks, the Voice of Appalachia.

About the Author

Shannon Hitchcock was born in North Carolina and grew up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. She is the author of four middle grade novels, Flying Over Water, One True Way, Ruby Lee & Me, and The Ballad of Jessie Pearl. Her books have been featured on many state award lists and have received acclaimed reviews. Saving Granddaddy’s Stories is Shannon’s debut picture book. She recently moved to Asheville, North Carolina, where she can see the mountains every day.

 

 

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Date:
June 7
Time:
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Venue

Birthplace of Country Music Museum
101 Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Phone:
423-573-1927