We talk with Tim's middle school English teacher about literature, teaching, politics, and the role of reading in rural America. Tim also gushes a few times about her impact on his young, malleable mind.
All Over But the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg
Liberal Redneck Manifesto by Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan, Corey Ryan Forrester
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Rachel Held Evans