Thursday, November 17, 2005

Dr. Joe Reese, lecturer at Muskingum College in the English department, has written two youth novels, Katie Dee and Katie Haw, and Dear Katie Dee. These are funny and gritty stories told in letters from a Texas farm girl in the 1960Â’s, to her best friend. There is nostalgia as well as treatment of harsh realities of farm life in KatieÂ’s letters, all based on experiences the author had while growing up in Texas. School children get to hear Dr. Reese read these stories to them when he visits their classrooms. A group of his listeners illustrated Dear Katie Dee. Reese has also written plays, short stories, articles and essays

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