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: 9781553376491
(237mm x 201mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Kids Can Press
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Publish Date: 14-May-2007
Country of Publication: Canada
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.
Kids Book of Canada, Paperback / softback (February 2005)
This richly illustrated treasury of information from the Kids Book of series is the book for every Canadian home, classroom and library!
Factory Girl, Hardback (August 2002)» View all books by Barbara Greenwood
A unique hybrid of fact and fiction that explores the daily life of the urban poor one hundred years ago.
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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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