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Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator, by Homer Hickam (2015). "[This] is the funny, sweet, and sometimes tragic tale of a young couple and a special alligator on a crazy 1,000-mile adventure." (Website)

Rocket Boys, the memoir of West Virginian Homer Hickam, Jr. This book inspired the film October Sky.

Zoom: Carrying Albert Home The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife and Her Alligator by Homer Hickam

Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam

October Sky by Homer Hickam. Why do we struggle to inspire our kids, especially boys when there are books like this available to us.

Coalwood School in Coalwood, West Virginia. Homer Hickam's hometown. I've actually been here once before with my family, but I really want to go again. Watch the movie October Sky if you're confused. :)

This coming of age memoir was made into the movie October Sky. I read it after seeing the author speak at a library conference and I couldn't put it down. (Maureen) http://library.uakron.edu/record=b2312856~S0

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