Featured books by Gloria Houston

Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile

Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile

By: Gloria Houston
Illustrated by: Susan Condie Lamb
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction

Dorothy became a librarian to share her love of books and reading. How she started a library service first on a bookmobile and later inspired a building — touching many lives in her North Caroline town — is based a real person that the author knew. Gentle language and soft illustration present Miss Dorothy's story and the impact of one individual.

My Great-Aunt Arizona

My Great-Aunt Arizona

By: Gloria Houston
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography

Arizona Houston Hughes, an Appalachian girl who dreams of seeing the world, grows up to become a teacher who inspires generations of schoolchildren.

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