Call Me Kate: Meeting the Molly Maguires

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Tribute Books, 2008 - Fiction - 168 pages
29 Reviews
Coming of age amidst the seething unrest of the Civil War era, feisty fourteen-year-old Katie McCafferty infiltrates the Molly Maguires, a secret Irish organization, to rescue a lifelong friend. Under the guise of "Dominick," a draft resister, Katie volunteers for a dangerous mission in hopes of preventing bloodshed. Katie risks job, family, and ultimately her very life to intervene. A series of tragedies challenge Katie's strength and ingenuity, and she faces a crisis of conscience. Can she balance her sense of justice with the law? Call Me Kate is suitable for readers from eleven to adult. The story is dramatic and adventuresome, yet expressive of daily life in the patches of the hard coal region during the Civil War era. This novel will appeal to readers of the Dear America series, as well as more mature readers who will enjoy the story's rich context and drama.

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Review: Call Me Kate: Meeting the Molly Maguires

User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

Much like the Dear America series, as the synopsis mentions above, this book is a fictional look into our past history. It's gritty, it's realistic, but it is written so perfectly that readers will ... Read full review

Review: Call Me Kate: Meeting the Molly Maguires

User Review  - Wendy Hines - Goodreads

From the first page, when the mining bell rings through the town, with Kate being called from the school, Call Me Kate grabbed my attention. It never let go until I turned the last page. Kate is a ... Read full review

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