The stories from this book are designed for people to discover the hidden gems in neighborhoods like Hickstown. The Booths write how outsiders devalued this neighborhood and many never felt anything good could come out of Hickstown. Despite how outsiders viewed the neighborhood, Hickstown from the Heart describes people that triumphed despite adversity. Their stories go beyond being poor. Their stories go beyond crime. They go beyond working at jobs that pay low wages. They describe the neighborhood’s commitment to faith, family and education. It is a book of many lessons learned from their parents, neighbors and church.