Growing Up in Coal Country by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

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Through interviews, newspaper accounts, and other original sources, Bartoletti pieced together a picture of life in the Pennsylvania coal mines at the turn of the century.

About Susan Campbell Bartoletti

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Susan Campbell Bartoletti is the award-winning author of several books for young readers, including Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845?1850, winner of the Robert F. Sibert Medal. She lives in Moscow, Pennsylvania.
Published October 28, 1996 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 128 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Gr 5–8—In eight chapters divided into various aspects of coal miner culture and job types (nipper, breaker boy, spragger, and mule driver were the typical jobs for children), Bartoletti recounts (Houghton Mifflin, 1996) life in Northeastern Pennsylvania coal country around the turn of the 19th ce...

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