A diamond in the dust

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Publisher:
Dial Books,
Pub. Date:
c2001.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 4.7 - AR Pts: 8
Description
Coal mining, dreams, tough times, and a bright spirit all combine within the pages of this vivid, romantic tale. The year is 1905, but little of the new century's optimism has made its way to the hard-scrabble mining town of Buckeye City. Here sixteen-year-old Katy Sollis finds herself trying to reach for a future that's as hard to grab on to as a handful of coal dust. Flavored with the rural tang and spirit of mining life, A Diamond in the Dust takes readers into a year of first love, and struggles fought both at home and within Katy's own mind and heart. A journey of its particular time and place, it's also a story for all who've been at that point when past and future are just inches apart -- and the time to reach for dreams is now.
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ISBN:
9780803725119
Reading Level:
UG
Level 4.7, 8 Points
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subject_facet Coal mines and mining -- Fiction, Family life -- Fiction, Poverty -- Fiction, Self-realization -- Fiction
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title_full A diamond in the dust / by Carla Joinson
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