The breaker boys
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New York : Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2004.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
247 pages ; 22 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 3.9 - AR Pts: 8
Lexile measure:
640L
Status:
East Lyme Public J Fiction
J Hughes
Description
The son of a wealthy Pennsylvania coal mine operator, Nate Tanner resents being shipped off to boarding school. Anger - mainly at his father and stepmother - is what gets him there and what prevents him from making friends. Then, in the spring of 1897, it gets him kicked out and sent home. To avoid his family, Nate disappears on his bicycle every day. In this way he meets the breaker boys, who do dangerous, dirty work for his father, separating coal from debris. Nate admires these Polishimmigrants, especially Johnny, and longs to become his friend. But the only way is for Nate to hide that he is the boss's son. As Nate and Johnny's friendship marches toward the moment of truth, Nate discovers that the mine workers are plotting a strike. Should he warn his family or protect his friend?This fascinating second novel features a hero who is blessed - or cursed - with the ability to see both sides of a painful issue and to accept that no one is impartial.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
0374309566 (hbk)
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 3.9, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
640

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In 1897, Nate Tanner, the hot-tempered twelve-year-old son of wealthy Pennsylvania mine owners, goes against his father's wishes by befriending some of the boys who work in the mines and gets caught up in a disasterous clash between mine workers and the law.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Hughes, P. (2004). The breaker boys. New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hughes, Pat. 2004. The Breaker Boys. New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hughes, Pat, The Breaker Boys. New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2004.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hughes, Pat. The Breaker Boys. New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2004. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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