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Sky Dancers / by Connie Ann Kirk, illustrated by Christy Hale

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Title:
 Sky Dancers

Author:  Connie Ann Kirk
Illustrator: Christy Hale

Publisher: Lee  & Low Books
ISBN: 1-58430-162-7
Year:
2004
Flesch-Kinkaid Grade Level: 4.4

Concepts:
  capital resources, human resources, Great Depression, jobs

Summary:
  When his steelworking Mohawk Indian father is away from home, helping to build the Empire State Building, young John Cloud misses him. The boy, who has difficulty climbing a friendly old oak in his own yard, longs to travel to New York City to see the construction site where Papa dances on iron cross beams. ...  This book incorporates the economic necessities of the 1930s, the building boom of the day, contrasting cultures, and a romantic look at the Mohawk steelworking tradition.

Source of Summary:  School Library Journal