Kentucky Extension Homemakers
Cultural Arts and Heritage
2010 to 2011
Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association
BOOK LIST 2010 to 2011
The KEHA Cultural Arts and Heritage program area annually sponsors a reading
program. Extension Homemakers may participate by reading one book from six of these
ten categories: the arts, biography, family and consumer sciences, family life, fiction,
history, Kentucky, religion, travel, and classics and old favorites.
Keep a record of the books you read and submit that record to your local Cultural
Arts and Heritage chair. Qualified readers may receive the Cultural Arts Reading Award.
Remember, this is only a suggested list. You may choose your own titles. Your
local public librarian may have other suggestions. Local libraries usually belong to the
Kentucky Library Network which allows individuals to borrow books from other libraries
through inter-library loan. If you cannot find the book you wish to read, ask about this
Backing Into Mountains by Dorothy Moseley Sutton. Wind Publications, 2009.
Dorothy Moseley [later Sutton], a seventh-generation Kentuckian, was born at home on
a farm in Todd County during the Great Depression, and grew up in a remodeled log
cabin on a small farm in neighboring Christian County. She began her education in a
one-room school, later went on to become an acclaimed, prize-winning poet, and to
serve Appalachia by teaching English 27 years at Eastern Kentucky University. The
poems in Backing Into Mountains review Sutton's life with themes such as horses,
tobacco stripping, coal mining, hog killing, basketball....universal in appeal, but
especially compelling for people who know and understand Kentucky and for those who
would like to.
The Oprah Phenomenon by Jennifer Harris and Elwood Watson. University Press of
Her image is iconic: Oprah Winfrey has built an empire on her ability to connect with