Books by Helen Hemphill

THE ADVENTUROUS DEEDS OF DEADWOOD JONES by Helen Hemphill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"The prejudice against blacks remains threatening and constant, and Prometheus's transformation into Deadwood is convincing, even when insurmountable odds seem stacked against him. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
In the tradition of Nat Love comes a fictional black cowpoke, Prometheus Jones, and his best buddy, Omer Shine, escaping from a lynch mob in Tennessee to a Kansas cattle drive on its way to the Dakota Territory during the chaotic years following the end of the Civil War. Read full book review >
RUNAROUND by Helen Hemphill
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"A fine follow-up to her excellent debut, Long Gone Daddy (2006). (Fiction. 10+)"
Eleven-year-old Sassy Thompkins, obsessive reader of romance magazines, dreams of her first kiss, but when it actually happens, she ends up beating up the poor boy. Read full book review >
LONG GONE DADDY by Helen Hemphill
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 31, 2006

"Wryly funny, this first novel relies a bit too much on hillbilly diction and unusual events, but Hemphill is still a writer with promise. (Fiction. YA)"
It's the dead body of his grandfather that Harlan sees on the porcelain table in the morgue where he lives and works to escape confrontation with his evangelistic preacher father, Harlan P. Never having seen Grandfather Harlan O before, Harlan Q decides to head home and see how the family will react. Read full book review >