Mockingbird’s literary mission is to pair stories with causes that extend learning and impact.
Nothing Fancy About Kathryn and Charlie
Nothing Fancy About Kathryn and Charlie by Kerry Madden-Lunsford and Lucy Madden-Lunsford is the true story of friendship between unlikely characters. Renowned Alabama journalist, author, and storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham and self-taught folk artist and Tin Man Charlie Lucas found common ground in tomato sandwiches, treasure hunting, and comb playing on the lawn of the Selma library. Proceeds from Nothing Fancy will be donated to Selma-Dallas County Public Library.
Three generations from one remarkable family—a former first lady of Costa Rica, her daughter the ambassador, and her Swiss-educated, pediatrician granddaughter—travel to Kenya to support the work of not-for-profit organization Kenya Relief. They bring along a photographer to document their journey, a young woman and relative stranger. Proceeds from Kuponya will be donated to Kenya Relief (kenyarelief.org) to support education, medical care, and an orphanage.
Year of Our Lord
Lucas McCarty lives in the Mississippi Delta. He is the only white congregant in the African-American Trinity House of Prayer Holiness church. Lucas is bereft of the ability to speak due to cerebral palsy, yet he sings there in the church choir. Thus is the subject of Year of Our Lord, a portrait of courage, acceptance and grace, rendered in the lyrical prose of T.R. Pearson and the haunting photographs of Langdon Clay. Proceeds from Year of Our Lord will be shared with Lucas and the outreach programs of the Trinity House of Prayer.