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Gloria Houston

When Dorothy was a young girl, she loved books, and she loved people, so she decided that she would become a librarian.
Dorothy’s dearest wish is to be a librarian in a fine brick library just like the one she visited when she was small. But her new home in North Carolina has valleys and streams but no libraries, so Miss Dorothy and her neighbors decide to start a bookmobile. Instead of people coming to a fine brick library, Miss Dorothy can now bring the books to them—at school, on the farm, even once in the middle of a river!
Miss Dorothy […]

In the mountains of Appalachia, Arizona is born in a log cabin her father built. She grew up dreaming of faraway places and eventually became a teacher who taught generations of students.