By (author) Barbara Greenwood
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Factory Girl by Barbara Greenwood
Book DescriptionAt 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781553376484
(223mm x 196mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Kids Can Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Barbara Greenwood
Gold Rush Fever, Paperback / softback (August 2009)
Thirteen-year-old Tim and his brother, Roy, face danger and disappointment in their quest to strike it rich. Factual information, illustrations and archival photographs follow each chapter of the boys' personal story.
Factory Girl, Paperback / softback (May 2007)
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.
Kids Book of Canada, Paperback / softback (February 2005)» View all books by Barbara Greenwood
This richly illustrated treasury of information from the Kids Book of series is the book for every Canadian home, classroom and library!
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Author Biography - Barbara Greenwood
Barbara Greenwood is an award-winning author whose books include Gold Rush Fever, The Last Safe House and A Pioneer Thanksgiving. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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