Mom’s Choice Award Recipient–Best General Fiction (ages 9-12) Open Dori’s Gift and experience a journey back to a time where life in the mountains was filled with family, work, and time to enjoy life. Dori experiences an unforgettable birthday as she receives a special gift, but her greatest gift cannot be held in her hand, for it is a gift from God that flows through the generations. Author Angie Wilson comes from a long line of Appalachian descent, and often listened to stories from and about her grandparents and their family. She realized they faced many hardships, yet in light of this, each had a happy childhood with fond memories of strong family bonds. Her series, “Appalachian Heritage,” is a collection of stories that bring the region to life as the reader travels back to a different time, an era where everyone did his/her part in the family as life offered many simple joys. It is her wish this story will open the door for further exploration of the Appalachian region as it is a part of the rich history of our nation.