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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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The fire at the Triangle Waist Company in New York City, which claimed the lives of 146 young immigrant workers, is one of the worst disasters since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and the disaster, which brought attention to the labor movement in America, is part of the curriculum in classrooms throughout the country. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Told from alternating points of view, this historical novel draws upon the experiences of three very different young women: Bella, who has just emigrated from Italy and doesn't speak a word of English; Yetta, a Russian immigrant and crusader for labor rights; and Jane, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. Bella and Yetta work together at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory under terrible conditions--their pay is docked for even the slightest mistake, the bosses turn the clocks back so closing time is delayed, and they are locked into the factory all day, only to be frisked before they leave at night to make sure they haven't stolen any shirtwaists. When the situation worsens, Yetta leads the factory's effort to strike, and she meets Jane on the picket line. Jane, who feels trapped by the limits of her own sheltered existence, joins a group of high-society women who have taken an interest in the strike as a way of supporting women's suffrage. Through a series of twists and turns, the three girls become fast friends--and all of them are in the Triangle Shirtwast Factory on March 25, 1911, the day of the fateful fire. In a novel that puts a human face on the tragedy, Margaret Peterson Haddix has created a sweeping, forceful tale that will have readers guessing until the last page who--if anyone--survives.

Synopsis:

Newly arrived in New York City, Bella is desperate to send money home to her family in Italy, and becomes one of the hundreds of workers at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. But one fateful March night in 1911, a spark ignites some cloth in the factory, resulting in a fire that will become one of the worst workplace disasters in history.

Synopsis:

Around her the workers were screaming out prayers and curses.... She herself was sobbing tearlessly.... Her only prayer was still, "I don't want to die."

Oh, please, God, don't let me die, she thought. I've never even had a chance to live.

Bella, newly arrived in New York from Italy, gets a job at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. There, along with hundreds of other immigrants, she works long hours at a grueling job under terrible conditions. Yetta, a coworker from Russia, has been crusading for a union, and when factory conditions worsen, she helps workers rise up in a strike. Wealthy Jane learns of the plight of the workers and becomes involved with their cause.

Bella and Yetta are at work — and Jane is visiting the factory — on March 25, 1911, when a spark ignites some cloth and the building is engulfed in fire, leading to one of the worst workplace disasters ever.

Margaret Peterson Haddix draws on extensive historical research to bring the tragedy of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire to tangible life through her thrilling story of Bella, Yetta, and Jane.

About the Author

Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including The Missing series and the Shadow Children series. A graduate of Miami University (of Ohio), she worked for several years as a reporter for andlt;iandgt;The Indianapolis Newsandlt;/iandgt;. She also taught at the Danville (Illinois) Area Community College. She lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio. Visit her at HaddixBooks.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416911722
Author:
Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Author:
H
Author:
addix, Margaret Peterson
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Social Issues - Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 20th Century
Subject:
Triangle Waist Company; New York City; NYC; immigrant workers; textile; Industrial Revolution; disaster; fire;andnbsp;labor movement; labor rights; labor; factory; strike; picket line; protest; suffrage; women s suffrage; right to vote; voting rights; thr
Subject:
Triangle Waist Company; New York City; NYC; immigrant workers; textile; Industrial Revolution; disaster; fire;andnbsp;labor movement; labor rights; labor; factory; strike; picket line; protest; suffrage; women s suffrage; right to vote; voting rights; thr
Subject:
Triangle Waist Company; New York City; NYC; immigrant workers; textile; Industrial Revolution; disaster; fire;andnbsp;labor movement; labor rights; labor; factory; strike; picket line; protest; suffrage; women s suffrage; right to vote; voting rights; thr
Subject:
Triangle Waist Company; New York City; NYC; immigrant workers; textile; Industrial Revolution; disaster; fire;andnbsp;labor movement; labor rights; labor; factory; strike; picket line; protest; suffrage; women s suffrage; right to vote; voting rights; thr
Subject:
Triangle Waist Company; New York City; NYC; immigrant workers; textile; Industrial Revolution; disaster; fire;andnbsp;labor movement; labor rights; labor; factory; strike; picket line; protest; suffrage; women s suffrage; right to vote; voting rights; thr
Subject:
Triangle Waist Company; New York City; NYC; immigrant workers; textile; Industrial Revolution; disaster; fire;andnbsp;labor movement; labor rights; labor; factory; strike; picket line; protest; suffrage; women s suffrage; right to vote; voting rights; thr
Edition Description:
Reprint
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 352 pages Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - English 9781416911722 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Newly arrived in New York City, Bella is desperate to send money home to her family in Italy, and becomes one of the hundreds of workers at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. But one fateful March night in 1911, a spark ignites some cloth in the factory, resulting in a fire that will become one of the worst workplace disasters in history.
"Synopsis" by , Around her the workers were screaming out prayers and curses.... She herself was sobbing tearlessly.... Her only prayer was still, "I don't want to die."

Oh, please, God, don't let me die, she thought. I've never even had a chance to live.

Bella, newly arrived in New York from Italy, gets a job at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. There, along with hundreds of other immigrants, she works long hours at a grueling job under terrible conditions. Yetta, a coworker from Russia, has been crusading for a union, and when factory conditions worsen, she helps workers rise up in a strike. Wealthy Jane learns of the plight of the workers and becomes involved with their cause.

Bella and Yetta are at work — and Jane is visiting the factory — on March 25, 1911, when a spark ignites some cloth and the building is engulfed in fire, leading to one of the worst workplace disasters ever.

Margaret Peterson Haddix draws on extensive historical research to bring the tragedy of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire to tangible life through her thrilling story of Bella, Yetta, and Jane.

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