In 1897, Nate Tanner, the son of a Pennsylvania coal mine operator, is kicked out of boarding school. To avoid his family, Nate disappears on his bicycle and soon meets the breaker boys, Polish immigrants who separate coal from debris in his father's mine. After befriending one boy, Nate learns the workers plan to strike.

The Breaker Boys 2014, Backshore Books

ISBN-13: 9780615881676

Trade paperback

The Breaker Boys 2004, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374309565