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Fourteen-year-old Mick doesn’t want to end up like his father, a roughneck union miner working for low wages in the Coeur d’Alene silver-mining district of Idaho. He detests the vigilante attitude of his father’s union and would rather do his fighting with words like his mentor, Mr. Delaney, who runs the town newspaper. But when the radicals of his father’s union blow up t ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published October 18th 2004 by Clarion Books
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Kris Dinnison
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This exciting historical novel is set in the silver-mining district of Northern Idaho. 14 year-old Mick doesn't want to be a miner like his father. He wants to go to school and be a writer. But when conflict breaks out between the mining union and the mine owners, Mick, his dad, and hundreds of others are arrested by the federal troops sent in to suppress the strike. Mick has to put his own dreams on hold to take care of his younger brother, sister, and a newborn baby, while somehow getting his ...more
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I enjoyed this book a lot. Especially, it was nice that the author came to our class and explained the magnificent and interesting history in this story. Good engaging read.
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This was just the 1 "Raylan" story & then some other short stories, but they were also very interesting. ...more
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An outstanding book about a boy that doesn't want to "go with the flow in a mining town" ...more
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