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Demon Copperhead

The SelectBooks team and staff of The Ford Family Foundation simply could not put this book down as we pored through the pages of Demon’s recounting of his life, childhood, challenges, hopes and community. Although set in rural Appalachia, those of us who call rural Oregon home found parallels to our own lives and the lives of those around us. The many complex, deep and heart wrenching challenges that Demon faces are the challenges of our times as advocates for rural child well-being and opportunity. The adults surrounding Demon and his friends, the power of friendship, and tenacity and strength of character resound as windows into the positive influences on rural children and youth.

As you read, we invite you to make notes, reflect and discuss the themes and characters with those around you. We’ll host an online discussion on Facebook and Instagram which you can join by following us @fordfamilyfound and #SelectBooksCommunity. Your book will come with a printed discussion guide (download PDF) with a preview of the discussion prompts.

Content advisory: This book contains many adult themes not suitable for young readers including drug use, child abuse and sexual abuse, strong language and more.

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Year of Publishing: 2022
Number of Pages: 560

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  1. Jenny Nunn (verified owner)

    This book is filled with heartache and trial and the battle to overcome all the hard things that he faced in his life. His humor and ability to rise above it all leave you laughing and feeling hopeful!

  2. nunnj (verified owner)

    Loved it so much! Can’t wait to share it with friends!

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