Linda Scott DeRosier’s autobiographical accounts of literacy attainment in Creeker: A Woman’s Journey and Songs of Life and Grace reveal that entrance into a secondary discourse community via literacy can bring both pleasure and pain. Analyzing the identity negotiations DeRosier encounters reveals that although she experiences a sense of loss as a result of continued formal education, such schooling also makes possible the creation of her memoirs, which help overturn stereotypes connecting Appalachia with illiteracy.
Locklear, Erica. “Narrating Socialization: Linda Scott DeRosier’s Memoirs.” Community Literacy Journal, vol. 2, no. 1, 2007, pp. 41–57, doi:10.25148/clj.2.1.009504.