Jeanie Sullivan. Nora’s Dream. Hickory, NC: Hickory Landmarks Society, 2008.

In this picture book, readers learn about Nora Shuford’s life growing up in Hickory in the late 1800s and about her dream of higher education. The story recounts the founding of Hickory’s Claremont College and the main character is based on the real Nora Shuford, whose family home–Maple Grove–is now a historical landmark and museum. The book is designed so the story can be read in either English or Spanish.

Check this title’s availability in the UNC-Chapel Hill Library catalog.

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