Factory Girl (Paperback)
|Author: Barbara Greenwood|
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|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.|
From the Publisher:
Twelve-year-old Emily must hold down her job working twelve-hour days in a garment factory in order to keep from starving, in a story that includes historical interludes about the working conditions in factories at the turn of the century.