Save Our Sand Dunes: Pre-order signed copies today!

Arriving May 14, 2024, Outer Banks writer Hannah Bunn-West's latest book features one of the very women featured in her first book Remarkable Women of the Outer Banks- Carolista Fletcher-Baum. Baum is considered the 'patron saint' of Jockey's Ridge and in 1973 planted herself in front of bulldozers determined to wipe these geological features that pre-date mankind off the face of our barrier island. A fierce environmental advocate, she rallied the Outer Banks community found both on its beaches and beyond and ultimately was the driving force behind the entire area becoming a NC State Park. I remember a certificate hanging on the wall of my grandparents parlor in Pennsylvania that noted their contribution to helping save Jockey's Ridge- a certificate that undoubtedly hung in thousands of homes in many different states. In Save Our Sand Dunes, West tells the story using the voices of three children who transformed the future of North Carolina’s coastal environment- Ann-Cabell, Inglis, and Gibbs Baum saw bulldozers where they often played at Jockey’s Ridge and ran home to tell their mom, Carolista. With her children’s urging, Carolista mobilized the community and relentlessly lobbied local and state leaders to save the dunes. In 1974, Jockey’s Ridge was designated as a North Carolina state park. Learn more about collective environmental activism and its effects in Save Our Sand Dunes. With Anne-Cabell Baum; illustrated by Larry McCarter and Anne Marshall Runyon. 

Hannah will be coming in to sign books as soon as we receive them in May. Signed books will be shipped as soon as they are released. She will also be appearing in our author tent at Dare Day on Saturday, June 1, 2024 in Manteo.


Save Our Sand Dunes By Hannah Bunn West, Larry McCarter (Illustrator), Anne Marshall Runyon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Hannah Bunn West, Larry McCarter (Illustrator), Anne Marshall Runyon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780865265059
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: North Carolina Division of Archives & History - April 15th, 2024