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Publisher Comments:

The winter has been a tough one for Pauline and Arlene's family. Though only eleven, the twin girls are old in too many ways: They know what it is to work to exhaustion, to be hamstrung by longing, and to be blind with hate.

Pauline labors from dawn to dusk alongside the other members of her family at the local cotton mill, and she wishes she could stay home like her twin. Meanwhile, crippled Arlene tends to all the housework while dreaming of one day working at the mill and earning money and respect. Each is certain the other has the easy life--but each discovers how wrong she is as this extraordinary debut novel unfolds.

Synopsis:

A heartbreaking glimpse into the century-ago world of child millworkers.

About the Author

KATHARINE BOLING (1949-2002) was a native of South Carolina. She was inspired to write January 1905 after seeing the muckraking photographs of child laborers taken by Lewis Hines in the early years of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152051211
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Girls & Women
Author:
Boling, Katharine
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Situations / Special Needs
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in 0.43 lb
Age Level:
from 10 up to 12

Related Subjects

Children's » General
Children's » Historical Fiction » United States » 20th Century
Children's » Middle Readers » General
Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Special Needs

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