Jack's Southern Appalachian town has been environmentally devastated by a century of poor copper-mining practices. Jack is opposed to the mine, but how can he tell his Dad, who wants him to follow in the family trade, that he wants the land returned to its pre-mining glory? After Jack's uncle is killed in a mining accident, the Company implements a massive layoff and the miners go on strike. It seems Jack's wish is coming true. But the cost may be the ruin of his home and everything he loves.
2014 Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist, 2014 Gold Mom’s Choice Award, 2014 Gold Moonbeam Award, 2014 Gold eLit Award, 2014 National Book Festival Featured Title for Georgia, 2014 SIBA Okra Pick , 2015 Georgia Young Adult Author of the Year Award, 2015 Green Earth Book Award Honor Award, 2015 Nomination for Tennessee's Volunteer State Book Award, 2015 The 2015 SIBA Book Award Long List , 2015-16 Georgia Children's Book Award Finalist, 2014 Academics’ Choice “Smart Book” Award Winner, and 2015 Books All Young Georgians Should Read
A one-company town falters, and amid the human drama, nature begins to reclaim what had been lost. Elizabeth O. Dulemba’s illuminating historical novel, A Bird on Water Street, recounts the legacy of copper mining in Coppertown, a fictionalized version of Copperhill, an Appalachian enclave...