Kentucky Native Alecia Whitaker
On Friday, January 13th at 7 PM, please join us for an event with Kentucky native and young adult author Alecia Whitaker for her book Queen of Kentucky. Her new book is the coming-of-age story of 14-year-old Ricki Jo, a tomboy growing up in a Kentucky farm town who struggles to find her identity somewhere between a country girl and a wannabe country club girl.
Fourteen-year-old Kentucky girl Ricki Jo Winstead, who would preferred to be called Ericka, "thank you very much," is eager to shed her farmer's daughter roots and become part of the popular crowd at her small town high school. She trades her Bible for Seventeen magazine, buys new "sophisticated" clothes and somehow manages to secure a tenuous spot at the cool kids table.