"Adventure and history meet in a fine tale of the strength of the human spirit in the face of backbreaking labor, mine owners’ greed, and ethnic tension."—Voice of Youth Advocates
"A well-crafted novel that allows young adults to experience a neglected aspect of our history."
—School Library Journal
"A strong, well-realized fictionalization of events surrounding the strike in the anthracite mines in Pennsylvania in 1902."—Kirkus Reviews