Digging a Hole to Heaven (Hardcover)

Coal Miner Boys

By S. D. Nelson

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419707308, 64pp.

Publication Date: September 2, 2014

List Price: 19.95*
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About the Author

S. D. Nelson is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the Dakotas. He is the award-winning author and illustrator of a number of books. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Praise For Digging a Hole to Heaven: Coal Miner Boys

"The narrative comes alive with colorful descriptions, such as stout timbers that groan and a “massive mountain...forever leaning in upon itself.” Beautiful textured paintings rendered in the style of 19th-century Plains Indian drawings, with acrylic on wood panels, accompany the narrative."

— Toby Rajput, National Louis University, Skokie, IL

"The vivid narrative is valuable in helping readers understand not just the facts but also the experiences of miners in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century America."

— Carolyn Phelan

"The illustrations...are alive, historically accurate, expressive, and realistically rendered."

— Marion Mueller, Library Media Consultant, Rawhide Starr Academy, New London, Wisconsin