Review: Call Me Kate: Meeting the Molly Maguires

CallMeKateCall Me Kate: Meeting the Molly Maguires
Molly Roe

Tribute Books
November 24, 2008
Paperback, 168 pages, $12.95
Also available in Kindle edition at and  E-Book Formats from Smashwords

Historical Fiction, Young Adult

Call Me Kate takes place in the tumultuous days at the beginning of the Civil War—a turbulent time of strife between advocates of slavery and abolitionists, management and labor, and long-time citizens against immigrants. Irish mine workers and their families endured many hardships in the coal mining region of Pennsylvania, and the draft was one more problem they didn’t want. Some fought back through secret organizations like the Molly Maguires.

Catherine McCafferty at age 14 disguises herself as a boy to infiltrate the Molly Maguires to save her dear friend. There is plenty of adventure and excitement in the story as well as little-known history.

Call Me Kate is written for young adults, but I enjoyed the book and appreciated learning the history.

The book, which is a Mom’s Choice Awards® Silver Recipient, is available in paperback and e-book formats:

Disclosure: I received an electronic copy of the book from the publisher. I have not accepted any compensation for this review and made no commitment to give a favorable review. The links to and Smashwords are affiliate links.

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