LOGAN — Stacie V. Hutton, the Mom’s Choice Award winning author of Shovelful of Sunshinewas signing copies of her at the Chief Logan State Park Lodge and Conference Center the evening of the Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Christmas Homecoming Concert at the Coalfield Jamboree.
Shovelful of Sunshine is a children’s book paying tribute to coal miners and their families by a woman who grew up in the coalfields. Illustrated by Cheryl Harness,
“My book was inspired by the letters of coal miners.” Hutton said. “I want the whole nation to know that miners and their families are courageous and patriotic – that miners helped to build this country. America needs to know exactly who these men and women are – why they’re so important to life in our great nation. As a matter of fact, I’d like for you to have a coal miner or coal miner’s family member sign the book along with me; they’re a real inspiration and the backbone of our nation.”
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“America’s Got Talent” winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. wrote the foreword for the book and says, “Shovelful of Sunshine will give you a glimpse into the lives of these wonderful people that I’m so thankful to call my friends.”
Another famous West Virginian, “Rocket Boys/October Sky” author Homer Hickam says, “Shovelful of Sunshine is a delightful book about a coal miner’s young daughter that I thoroughly enjoyed. It is a thoughtful story that is also superbly illustrated. I am proud to recommend it!” “
The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) is an awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products and services.
Parents, educators, librarians, and retailers rely on MCA evaluations when selecting quality materials for children and families. The MCA seal helps families and educators navigate the vast array of products and services and make informed decisions.
The Mom’s Choice Gold Award given to Shovelful of Sunshine is the highest honor that is bestowed by the program.
She will release her new book SHOVELFUL OF SUNSHINE nationwide via publisher Headline Books as a tribute to America’s miners and their families.
Born in West Virginia and a native of the Southern Ohio coalfields now based in Columbus Ohio, Hutton brings a unique insight to the lives of miners and their families…their fears, hopes and dreams.