Eudora Alice Welty led an exciting and surprising life. Before she won a Pulitzer Prize, as a little girl she made her own books and won national poetry prizes. As a young woman during the Great Depression, she was a photographer and took pictures all over the South. These and other stories pack the life of one of Mississippi's most famous authors. With author and teacher Richelle Putnam, learn about the remarkable life of one of Mississippi's literary treasures, complete with vivid illustrations by John Aycock that are as colorful as Eudora's stories.
About the Author
Richelle Putnam is the special features director for Southern Writers Magazine, a freelance journalist and local historian based in Meridian, Mississippi. She is a Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) Literary and Teaching Artist and member of the Mississippi Alliance for Arts in Education and National Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) among other arts organizations. John Aycock is an Army veteran and illustrator. Growing up in Mississippi, John won art awards in school and from the Meridian Museum of Art. After serving in the infantry for over six years deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, John returned to the United States to start a family, finish his college education and focus on his art.