Friday, November 28, 2014

K-12 Children's Books about Coal Mining


K-5 Picture Books

Carter,  Anne Laurel. (2008). Out of the Deeps. Illustrated by Nicolas Debon. Voctoria, BC: Orca Book Publisher.
Hendershot, Judith. (1992).  In Coal Country. Illustrated by Thomas B. Allen. New York: Dragonfly Books.
Love, Ann & Jane Drake. (1997). America at Work: Mining. Illustrated by Pat Crupples. Towanado, NY: Kids Can Press.
Wallace, Ian. 2005. Boy of the Deeps. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.

Grades 5-8

Aronson. Marc. (2011). Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners from 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert.   New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. (2000). A Coal Miner's Bride: the Diary of Anetka Kaminska. New York: Scholastic.
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. (1999). Growing Up in Coal Country. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Hughes, Pat. (2014). The Breaker Boys. Backshore Books. (Fiction)
Laskas, Gretchen Moran. (2007). The Miner's Daughter. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. (Fiction)
Nelson, S.D. (2014). Digging a Hole to Heaven: Coal Miner Boys. New York: Abrams.
Ruby, Lois. (2012). Strike! Mother Jones and the Colorado Coal Field War. Palmer Lake, CO: Filter Press, LLC.
Scott, Elaine. (2012). Buried Alive!: How 33 Miners Survived 69 Days Deep Under the Chilean Desert.  New York: Clarion Books.


Grades 9+
Freese, Barbara. (2004). Coal: A Human HistoryNew York:  Penguin Books.
Galuszka, Peter A. (2012).  Thunder on the Mountain: Death at Massey and the Dirty Secrets Behind Big Coal.  New York: St. Martin's Press.



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