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Which side are you on? : the story of a song / by George Ella Lyon ; artwork by Christopher Cardinale.

Lyon, George Ella, 1949- (Author). Cardinale, Christopher, illustrator. (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch JUV 782.4215 LYO (Text) 39391006357857 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781933693965 :
  • ISBN: 1933693967 :
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: El Paso : Cinco Puntos Press, [2011]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Citation/References Note: SLJ Nov 2011
PW 09/19/2011
Kirkus 10/15/2011
Summary, etc.: "Which Side Are You On? tells the story of a song which was written in 1931 by Florence Reece in a rain of bullets. Florence's husband Sam was a coal miner in Kentucky. Miners went on strike until they could get better pay, safer working conditions, and health care. The company hired thugs to attack the organizers like Sam Reece. Writer George Ella Lyon tells this hair-raising story through the eyes of one of Florence's daughters, a dry-witted pig-tailed gal, whose vantage point is from under the bed with her six brothers and sisters. The thugs' bullets hit the thin doors and windows of the company house, the kids lying low wonder whether they're going to make it out of this alive, wonder exactly if this strike will make their lives better or end them, but their mother keeps scribbling and singing. "We need a song," she tells her kids. That's not at all what they think they need"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note: 560 Lexile.
Subject: Reece, Florence, 1900-1986. Which side are you on?
Miners > Kentucky > Songs and music > History and criticism.
Miners > Labor unions > Kentucky > Songs and music.

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