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Thirteen-year-old Jack Hicks loves everything about Coppertown—his family and friends, barbecues and Friday music nights, and his best friend’s beautiful sister, Hannah. Everything, that is, except for what keeps the community thriving and drove out nature long ago—mining. Living in a treeless landscape that looks like the moon, he yearns to see bugs and birds and frogs outside of books.
Jack hates the mine where so many of his relatives have died, but how can he tell that to his dad, who wants him to follow in the family trade?
When the miners strike, Jack is thrilled that green and growing things at last have a chance to return to the red hills. But when that same strike threatens to close the mine and force people to leave Coppertown for new homes and jobs, Jack finds himself struggling to hold on to everything he loves most.
Elizabeth O. Dulemba has written or illustrated over two dozen books for children, including her historical fiction debut A Bird on Water Street, winner of more than a dozen literary awards. She received a BFA from the University of Georgia, served as Illustrator Coordinator for the southern region of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and served as a Board Member for the Georgia Center for the Book. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Illustration from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. During the summers, she hops across the pond to teach Picture Book Design in the MFA in Writing and Illustrating Children’s Books program at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. She enjoys traveling and seeing new sights with her husband, Stan. Visit Elizabeth online at dulemba.com.