Review: The Gandy Dancers: And Work Songs from the American Railroad

 I really enjoyed this book. As a lifelong "foamer" (read train fanatic) I loved the fact that this book by author Vanita Oelschlager spotlights the unsung laborers who made the railroad the historic powerhouse that it is.  Beautifully illustrated by Mike Blanc,  the story of the forgotten labor force that sung the rails into existence is expertly shared.  

The Gandy Dancers is the second in Vanita's Black History series and is highly recommended for the historic viewpoint provided. Marketed as a children's book but enjoyable and insightful for all ages. 
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