Call Me Kate: Meeting the Molly Maguires

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Tribute Books, 2008 - Fiction - 159 pages
32 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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User Review  - Mary Jane - Goodreads

Born in the heart of the coal regions, I wa anxious to read this young adult novel about the Irish coal miners during the Civil War times. It did not disappoint. The historical aspect was factually ... Read full review

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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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