Books That Inspire 2012

Book 2 Story Time (of My Book House series)
Olive Beaupre Miller, ed.

Growing up in un-air-conditioned houses in the Deep South limited afternoon activities. Growing up in a one-car family limited mobility. Growing up with a stay-at-home mother and an increasing number of siblings stretched a government employee's salary. Growing up while moving 17 times in the first 16 years of my parents' marriage limited friends and family time.

Each afternoon, my mom revealed the world's magic through a 1937 My Book House collection of nursery rhymes, poems, and short stories. Like my grandparents who read these books to their three sons, my wife and I read to our twin sons.

Ron Frantz
Associate Professor and Director of Small Town Studies
Division of Architecture and Institute for Quality Communities