Look At Me Branching Out

Look At Me Branching Out

A list by Jessica, Rural Services Specialist

Books that are based on real events and will make you cry ugly tears. 


This book is about the real people that lawyer Bryan Stevenson was doing what he could to help while they were in prison, some being on death row. These are tragic stories, but occasionally he was able to add stories of real people going above and beyond with their compassion.

Imagine being taken from your home and thrust into a concentration camp. You are forced to tattoo numbers on innocent and frightened men, women and children in your same situation. You do it to keep yourself alive and do anything you can to help protect as many others that you can without the enemy catching on to your secrecy. Would you survive?

This book is based on the unbelievably scary reality many poor families faced in and around Tennessee in the 1930s and 1940s. A woman running a children’s home was tricking parents into signing their rights away and having their beloved children taken and being sold to wealthier families.

There have been a lot of articles, books, documentaries etc. on America’s Mercury Seven astronauts, but this book is about the real wives who were home watching and worrying as their husbands made history in space.