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No Star Nights
Illus. in full color by Steve Johnson. "The story of a young girl growing up within the shadows of a great steel mill is eloquently depicted in this insightful, autobiographical picture book. Studded with vibrant imagery, the story subtly emphasizes the loving, caring, respectful relationships within a steelworker's family. Cleanly executed pages, evocative illustrations, ...more
ebook, 64 pages
Published April 25th 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
(first published January 1st 1989)
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This book is about a town whose survival is reliant on a coal mine. The story is told through the perspective of a young girl who loves to lay on the hill and stare at the orange glow the mine puts off. The story is a compilation of all her memories of the coal mine. I use this book to teach memoir writing.
A nice little book. Particularly for anyone who grew up in a steel town. Especially local to the author here. But, it would be a nice book to get for children of people who grew up around steel...when the mills were closed for the kids. A nice way to show them a slice of life before the mills closed down. The art is wonderful.