Margaret K. McElderry Books, 9781442420144, 276pp.
Publication Date: April 2, 2013
Praise For Tracks…
"Diane Lee Wilson's TRACKS is powerful storytelling . . . TRACKS will serve double-duty as an exciting piece of historical fiction worthy of supplementing both the California history and United State history curricula. We meet a number of true-life historical characters. And that horse Blind Thomas (who might have been real -- see the author’s notes) is an absolute heartbreaker. But, most of all, we learn about an important underside of our history that cannot be done justice by some sterile textbook passage and that very much relates to how certain groups are perceived here in the twenty-first century."--Richie's Picks
"Wilson's vigorous, lively prose, her fascinating setting and her meticulous attention to historical detail—including the Chinese workers' customs and a blind horse named Thomas . . ."--Kirkus Reviews
"Wilson's (Raven Speak) coming-of-age story plunges readers into the heart of Malachy's character and circumstances (of Irish heritage, Malachy, like the Chinese workers, is no stranger to prejudice). Readers will be drawn in by Wilson's eloquent and expressive writing as it details Malachy's emotional and physical struggles toward adulthood."--Publishers Weekly
"Historical fiction with relevance to issues today, this novel is nonetheless firmly grounded in its own time and place."--School Library Journal