From the University Press of Kentucky:
The people and places in Appalachia are as rich, multifaceted, and diverse as the region itself. When author Frank X Walker first coined the phrase “Affrilachia,” he wanted to ensure that the voices, and accomplishments of African Americans in that region were recognized and exalted. A is for Affrilachia not only brings awareness of notable African Americans from this region, but this inspired children’salphabet book is also an exuberant celebration of the people, physical spaces, and historical events that may not be as well known in mainstream educational structures.
"What a gift to children of color and all children worldwide to learn about the history of the Affrilachian region and those that made significant contributions to humanity as well as the American experiment.... Though it is a children's book, I found myself deeply engrossed andengaged in A Is for Affrilachia and could not put this down until I reached the last letter of the Alphabet."