Whistle in the Dark by Susan L. HIll

On his 13th  birthday, Clem is forced to quit school and start working in the local coal mines alongside his father. His younger sister has epilepsy and his income is needed to help with medical bills.  His grandfather lives with them and suffers from minor’s consumption.  He checks the mailbox every day, hoping for a compensation check.  And then a deadly tornado tears through the town while Clem is in the mines.  

This book tells one family’s  story of the Great Tri-State Tornado which struck Missouri on March 18, 1925. The storm lasted more than three hours, carving a destructive path 219 miles long, and was considered the deadliest tornado of its time. Readers will also learn about a miner’s life in the1920s, and the moonshining trade in the Ozarks.  ~ Kelly

180 pg. Call Number: J/F  HILL

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