Finder, Coal Mine Dog
When Thomas’s family needs money, he’s forced to go to work in the coal mines, even though neither of his late parents wanted that for him. His only comfort is his dog Finder, a failed hunting dog who now pulls a cart in the mines. When disaster strikes, can Thomas and Finder escape from the fires deep below ground?
In the third installment of their “Dog Chronicles” series, Alison Hart and Michael Montgomery bring readers an exciting tale exploring the roles that dogs played during the Cherry Mine disaster of 1909.
There does not seem to be the concentration on child labor in the school curriculum; I remember learning a lot about it in middle school. It's great that, for the most part, we are far removed from the practice, but world wide there are still issues. This is a great book to hand to privileged students who are complaining that their parents won't buy them the latest phone, or that they have too much homework!