E-books and Homer Hickam: Lessons from Coalwood

David Rothman writes Homer Hickam, Jr., came out of nowhere–to be exact, Coalwood, West Virginia–to grow up to be both a NASA engineer and the author of the best-selling memoir Rocket Boys.

Just how did it happen, and might there be some lessons for librarians and teachers who want e-books to catch on in the classroom? And perhaps for a few governments as well?

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