Hi There! This is me:

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And this is what I do:


And this is the result:


(Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2012)

Winner, 2013 Colorado Book Award
A BookPage Best Book of 2012
2012 NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing List
2013 National Book Festival 52 Great Reads Book
2013 Maine State Library Cream of the Crop List

Here’s what the critics are saying:

* “Top notch.”--Kirkus Reviews, *STARRED

* "The importance of ingenuity, faith, confidence, and the willingness to dream shine through in a rich story."--Publishers Weekly, *STARRED

"Historical fiction with a touch of whimsy and romance."--School Library Journal

* “Vividly imagined.” --Booklist, *STARRED

Mobley’s lively, engaging story illustrates the frustrations and hardships, and the joys and treasures, of mining camp residents. --The Denver Post

And coming Sept. 2, 2014

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The rising tide of women’s suffrage, the early days of World War I, accusations of “un-American behavior,” and the picturesque history of a small Colorado mining town, come together in the Silverheels Cafe, where thireen-year-old Pearl waits tables and awaits her destiny.