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Lyddie
Lyddie
Author: Katherine Paterson
When ten-year-old Lyddie and her younger brother are hired out as servants to help pay off their family farm’s debts, Lyddie is determined to find a way to reunite her family. A story of determination and personal growth, Lyddie has already established itself as a classic. An ALA Notable Book
PBS Market Price: $7.59 or $3.69+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780140373899
ISBN-10: 0140373896
Publication Date: 1/1/1995
Pages: 182
Reading Level: Young Adult
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  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Puffin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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One of America's great youth authors turns her research and understanding to great profit in this study of a girl, and the other girls, who worked in the huge cloth weaving factories of New England of the late 1800s. This girl, Lyddie, has so entranced me I'm reading more about this era.
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Her Parents are gone, and her brother and sisters sent to live with other people. Lyddie Worthern is on her own. When Lyddie hears about the mill jobs in Lowell, Mass. she heads there with the goal of earning enough money to reunite her family. Six days a week from dawn to dusk Lyddie and the other girls run weaving looms in the murky dust-and lint-filled factory. Lyddie learns to read-and to handle the menacing overseer. But when the working conditions begin to affect her friends' health, she had to make a choice. Will she speak up for better working conditions and risk her job-and her dream? Or will she stay quiet until it is perhaps too late? Lyddie's life may be tough, but so is she!!!
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Great for a young reader, probably between the ages of 10 to 15. This story takes place in the industrial period, a well researched book for that time. This book is about a young woman who struggles to do the right thing for her self and her family. This story follows her through some really tough times, and some better ones too.


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