Every West Virginian Needs To Read This Inspirational True Story Of A McDowell County Boy Who Grew Up To Be A NASA Engineer

Are you finding yourself with some extra time at home these days? Many of us are, and we’re wondering how to use it well. Of course, there are many jobs that can be done even from home, but historically, when people were homebound for a season (like for long winter evenings when it was too dark and cold to be out working, for example), they turned to reading.

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He wrote about his experiences in his New York Times #1 bestselling memoir Rocket Boys, which was later made into a movie called October Sky.

You can catch Homer Hickam singing his version of “Country Roads” and reading excerpts from his stories on his youtube channel. You can order his books (including Rocket Boys) from Amazon here.

Have you read any of Hickam’s books? Which is your favorite? What other books are you reading right now (or do you recommend we try)?

If you’ve already read Hickam and are looking for another West Virginia author to try, consider Pearl S. Buck, who was born in Hillsboro.

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