You Come to Yokum

You Come to Yokum Cover

You Come to Yokum

By Kay Life (Illustrator); Carol Otis Hurst

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780618551224, 144pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2005


In the winter of 1920, everything changed. Frank and his family got a Model T and drove to the Berkshires to try to make a success of a vacation/hunting lodge at Yokum Pond. There are fun adventures and incidents with invited guests and uninvited animal visitors, including the mysterious “horrible huge.” The rural setting and less-than-receptive neighbors fail to deter Frank’s mother from pursuing her fight for suffrage, much to the consternation of her husband and a number of the lodge’s guests, but in the end, she sees Tennessee ratify the amendment and earns a place of reverence in the movement.

Praise For You Come to Yokum

"The writing is lively and the fight for the vote becomes more than just a dry history lesson. Black-and-white illustrations are scattered through the story." --Booklist Booklist, ALA