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Author Lyon, George Ella, 1949-
Title Which side are you on? : the story of a song / by George Ella Lyon ; artwork by Christopher Cardinale.
Pub Info El Paso : Cinco Puntos Press, c2011.
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book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS 
 Edgartown-Children Coll.  J 973.9 LYO     AVAILABLE
 Provincetown-Children's  J 782.42 Lyo     AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Descript 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
Audience 560L Lexile
Note Accelerated Reader LG 2.9 0.5 0.5 147314
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Which Side Are You On? tells the story of a song which was written in 1931 by Florence Reece in a rain of bullets. Florence's husband Sam was a coal miner in Kentucky. Miners went on strike until they could get better pay, safer working conditions, and health care. The company hired thugs to attack the organizers like Sam Reece. Writer George Ella Lyon tells this hair-raising story through the eyes of one of Florence's daughters, a dry-witted pig-tailed gal, whose vantage point is from under the bed with her six brothers and sisters. The thugs' bullets hit the thin doors and windows of the company house, the kids lying low wonder whether they're going to make it out of this alive, wonder exactly if this strike will make their lives better or end them, but their mother keeps scribbling and singing. "We need a song," she tells her kids. That's not at all what they think they need"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Reece, Florence, 1900-1986. Which side are you on?
Reece, Florence, 1900-1986. Which side are you on?
Miners -- Kentucky -- Songs and music -- History and criticism.
Miners -- Labor unions -- Kentucky -- Songs and music.
Miners -- Kentucky -- Songs and music -- History and criticism.
Miners -- Labor unions -- Kentucky -- Songs and music.
Add Author Cardinale, Christopher.
ISBN 9781933693965 : $17.95
1933693967 : $17.95
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