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At the dingy, overcrowded Acme Garment Factory, Emily Watson stands for eleven hours a day clipping threads from blouses. Every time the boss passes, he shouts at her to snip faster. But if Emily snips too fast, she could ruin the garment and be docked pay. If she works too slowly, she will be fired. She desperately needs this job. Without the four dollars a week it brings, her family will starve. When a reporter arrives, determined to expose the terrible conditions in the factory, Emily finds herself caught between the desperate immigrant girls with whom she works and the hope of change. Then tragedy strikes, and Emily must decide where her loyalties lie. Emily's fictional experiences are interwoven with non-fiction sections describing family life in a slum, the fight to improve social conditions, the plight of working children then and now, and much more. Rarely seen archival photos accompany this story of the past as only Barbara Greenwood can tell it.

Synopsis:

From the author of "The Last Safe House" comes a gripping novel that depicts the life of working children in North American cities in the early 20th century. Interwoven with it are nonfiction sections describing family life in a slum, the fight to improve social conditions, and the plight of working children then and now. Photos.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781553376491
Author:
Greenwood, Barbara
Publisher:
Kids Can Press
Subject:
Clothing workers
Subject:
Child labor
Subject:
Historical - Canada - Post-Confederation (1867-)
Subject:
Poor
Subject:
Poor children
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Canada Post-Confederation
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
9.33x7.93x.40 in. .98 lbs.
Age Level:
09-14

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"Synopsis" by , From the author of "The Last Safe House" comes a gripping novel that depicts the life of working children in North American cities in the early 20th century. Interwoven with it are nonfiction sections describing family life in a slum, the fight to improve social conditions, and the plight of working children then and now. Photos.
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