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To the Copper Country: Mihaela's Journey

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In 1886, eleven-year-old Mihaela embarks on a journey from Croatia to the Keweenaw Peninsula, also known as Michigan's Copper Country. Mihaela's papa had made the trip two years beforehand in order to work in the copper mines so that he could send money back home, but a painful eye disease has left him vulnerable in a new land and in need of the skills of his wife, an expe ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 11th 2017 by Wayne State University Press
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Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mihaela’s father leaves Croatia to travel to the United States in search of work. He leaves his family and extended family behind to settle in Calumet Michigan, where he works in the copper mines. The work is hard and dangerous and the copper dust is irritating to his eyes, gradually causing an eye disease that the doctors can’t cure. He sends for his wife, who is a healer, to come from Croatia in the hope that she may be able to find an herbal remedy. Mihaela, and her brothers Blaz and Luka tra ...more
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Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Now that President Trump's travel ban has been upheld by the Supreme Court and the drawbridge to our country is slowly closing, perhaps it is time to remind our children and grandchildren that many of us are only here (and they are here) because our grandparents or great-grandparents traveled to this country, with great difficulty, in search of a better life. One way to begin that conversation is to read to them, or gift them, "To the Copper Country: Mihaela's Journey." The author, Barbara Carne ...more
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Good book but I wish it had been longer. It's a good introduction for middle grade readers to learn about immigrants who settled in the U.P.
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