"Rooted in Laskas's own family history, this is a fine coming-of-age story and an ode to libraries that teachers and librarians will love. (author's note) (Fiction. 12+)"
Sixteen-year-old Willa Lowell lives in "a world of ashy grays"—trees gone, the earth bare, pits smoldering and houses stacked up on the hills like rungs of a ladder and blackened by coal dust.
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