<B >Can the railroad that is uniting America also bridge the gap between two boys from different backgrounds?</B><BR><BR>Shortly after the Civil War, Malachy laces on his father&#8217;s boots and travels to the American West to work on the transcontinental railroad that will unite the country. In addition to the challenge of the physically grueling work, Malachy also has to adjust to working with Chinese men and boys, whom he views with suspicion and contempt. Despite everything, Malachy gets by with his love for his fierce new dog, Brina, and Blind Thomas, the most hardworking and loyal railroad horse around.<BR> <BR>But after a Chinese boy is blamed for stealing a bag of coins, Malachy beg

Diane Lee Wilson
Margaret K. McElderry Books

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