Ohioana Book Award Winner Tells the Story of a Bird Family

Sep 25, 2013

Joy M Kiser with her book, America's Other Audubon.
Credit Ohioana

  America's Other Audubon won Joy M. Kiser the 2013 Ohioana Book Award for a book about an Ohioan and tells the story of the Circleville, Ohio, family of Genevieve Jones. Jones set out to add to the ornithological work of John J. Audubon by creating the lavishly illustrated book Illustrations of the Nests and Birds of Ohio. Listen below for Kiser's description of the many trials that Jones' book and her family endured before it was finally published, from death and disease to lack of funding. With Craft host Doug Dangler