Trapped:  How the World Rescued 33 Miners From 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert by Marc Aronson is a fascinating read about the San José Mine in northern Chile and the teamwork that enabled the thirty-three miners to survive seventeen days before being discovered. They remained trapped underground sixty-nine days in all before they were brought safely out of the mine.

Pictures, diagrams, a timeline and additional resources are included. Especially interesting is a chapter in the end pages titled “How I Wrote this Book” which gives Aronson’s advice about researching current events and sources.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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1 Response to Trapped

  1. Citation says:

    Yes this is good.

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