Title: Together in Pinecone Patch
Author and Illustrator: Thomas F. Yezerski
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Flesch-Kinkaid Grade Level: 4.7
Concepts: human resources, natural resources, immigration, scarcity, economic history
Summary: In parallel experiences, the starving Buckleys leave Ireland and the starving Paziks leave Poland. Both families come to America and settle in a gritty mining town in Pennsylvania. Feisty, red-headed Keara Buckley and shy Stefan Pazik live in parochial neighborhoods--one Irish, one Polish. The illustrations successfully depict the begrimed world of a small coal-mining town at the turn of the century.
Source of Summary: School Library Journal