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Author Bartoletti, Susan Campbell, author.
Title Growing up in coal country / Susan Campbell Bartoletti.
Pub Info Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., [1996]
©1996
Rating
book jacket
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 Chilmark Juv Collection  J 331.3 BAR     AVAILABLE
Descript 127 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-126).
Summary Describes what life was like, especially for children, in coal mines and mining towns in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Note Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 6.8 3.
Accelerated Reader 6.8.
Reading Counts! 7.3.
Contents Introduction: The Stories I heard -- The Breaker boys: The Breaker -- The Boys and the breaker boss -- High spirits -- Dangerous conditions -- Nippers, spraggers, and mule drivers: The Mines -- Nippers -- Spraggers -- Mule drivers -- The Courage of Martin Crahan -- William McKinney and his mule -- Mules and rats: The Sweethearts of the mine -- Harbingers of bad fortune -- The Miner and his butty: The Work begins -- The Freedom of the mines -- Working conditions -- Dangers in the mines -- Superstitions -- The Patch village: Company houses -- Monday, wash day -- The Company store -- The Culm banks -- School -- After a hard day's work: Quitting time -- Recreation -- Payday -- Old-world ways -- The Black Maria: The Worst offense -- The Black Maria -- Major tragedies -- Strike!: The Greatest honor -- Conclusion: The Legacy of coal country.
Awards American Library Association Notable Children's Book 1997
Audience Middle School.
1110 Lexile.
Subject Child labor -- Pennsylvania -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Coal miners -- Pennsylvania -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Immigrants -- Pennsylvania -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Anthracite coal industry -- Pennsylvania -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Coal mines and mining -- Pennsylvania -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Coal miners.
Coal mines and mining.
Related To Online version: Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. Growing up in coal country. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1996 (OCoLC)606149019
ISBN 0395778476
9780395778470
0395979145
9780395979143
0329125516
1413128092
9780329125516
9781413128093
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