In 1966, Eliot Wigginton began assigning quarterly writing projects to his secondary students in Rabun County, Georgia to document the lives, skills, and stories of Southern Appalachia. In 1972, their work was published as The Foxfire Book, an immediate classic that would eventually expand to 12 volumes.
A rare mix of beauty, ethnography, and practical skill — you should collect the entire series.
Find the (more handsome) first edition here.
Photo by Taylor Sizemore.