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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 11:29 AM
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Which Side Are You On? The Story of a Song (children's book for Christmas perhaps?)

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Which Side Are You On? The Story of a Song
By George Ella Lyon, artwork by Christopher Cardinale

This wonderful childrens book tells the story of a song written in 1931 that has become an anthem for people fighting for their rights all over the world. Florence Reeces husband Sam, a coal miner in Kentucky was helping organize a union when all hell broke loose. The company and its hired thugs started attacking miners and their homes, including Reeces. While bullets flew around her and the couples seven children and they took cover under their bed, Florence took out her pencil and started writing and the song was born.

Writer George Ella Lyon tells this hair-raising story through the eyes of one of Florences daughters, a dry-witted pig-tailed gal, whose vantage point is from under the bed. The thugs bullets hit the thin doors and windows of the company house, the kids lying low wonder whether theyre going to make it out of this alive, wonder exactly if this strike will make their lives better or end them, but their mother keeps scribbling and singing. We need a song, she tells her kids. Thats not at all what they think they need. Graphic novelist Christopher Cardinale brings Florences triumphant story to life in true anarchist style. 40 pages hardcover

Price: $17.95 Order at link.

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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 11:49 AM
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1. Oh! Very cool!
Thanks for the tip, Omaha Steve!🎅
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