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Counting on Grace
Counting on Grace
Author: Elizabeth Winthrop
1910. Pownal, Vermont. At 12, Grace and her best friend Arthur must leave school and go to work as a “doffers” on their mothers’ looms in the mill. Grace’s mother is the best worker, fast and powerful, and Grace desperately wants to help her. But she’s left handed and doffing is a right-handed job. Grace’s eve...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780385746441
ISBN-10: 038574644X
Publication Date: 3/14/2006
Pages: 240
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 4.9/5 Stars.

4.9 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Historical fiction for older school-age children about child factory workers in 1910 in a Vermont cotton factory, and about the real photographer/journalist Lewis Hines, who lied his way into such factories to photograph child workers and publish a report that was instrumental in getting such child labor abolished. Grace and her friend Arthur are each 12 when they are forced to leave the school (where they are outstanding students) in the company town where they live, and go to work with their mothers in the factory for 12 hours a day. A piece of history not often dealt with in books for children, and very well written as well.


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