Saving Wonder

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Having lost most of his family to coal mining accidents as a little boy, Curley Hines lives with his grandfather in the Appalachian Mountains of Wonder Gap, Kentucky. Ever since Curley can remember, Papaw has been giving him a word each week to learn and live. Papaw says words are Curley's way out of the holler, even though Curley has no intention of ever leaving. When a new coal boss takes over the local mining company, life as Curley knows it is turned upside down. Suddenly, his best friend, Jules, is interested in the coal boss's son, and worse, the mining company threatens to destroy Curley and Papaw's mountain. Now Curley faces a difficult choice. Does he use his words to speak out against Big Coal and save his mountain, or does he remain silent and save his way of life? From debut author Mary Knight comes a rich, lyrical, and utterly transporting tale about friendship, the power of words, and the difficult hurdles we must overcome for the people and places we love.
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Full title saving wonder
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subject_facet Appalachian Region -- Juvenile fiction, Coal mines and mining -- Kentucky -- Juvenile fiction, Environmentalism -- Kentucky -- Juvenile fiction, Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction, Kentucky -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Saving Wonder
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title_short Saving Wonder
topic_facet Coal mines and mining, Environmentalism, Grandfathers