Counting on Grace

Counting on Grace

Book - 2006
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It's 1910 in Pownal, Vermont. At 12 Grace and her best friend Arthur must go to work in the mill, helping their mothers work the looms. Together Grace and Arthur write a secret letter to the Child Labor Board about underage children working in the mill. A few weeks later, Lewis Hine, a famous reformer arrives undercover to gather evidence. Grace meets him and appears in some of his photographs, changing her life forever.
Publisher: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, c2006
ISBN: 9780385908788
Characteristics: 232 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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Dec 09, 2016

A very interesting book about a sad and terrible time in history . Well written and like that at the end the Author gives some background on the truth of the characters . Quite enjoyed reading this book .

thomaspoku Jun 20, 2015

An extraordinary book that shows a girl's ambition to aim higher than working in factory.

Nov 19, 2012

12-year-old Grace is typical of the child labourers working in the textile mills in the early 1900's. She understands the need to work to keep ahead of the company store bills, but also wants a life of her own. This story is an insight into how she and others struggled against the companys and leaves you with a sense of the changes coming. Easy to read and interesting to the end. There is a postscript about the historical facts upon which the story is based. Very interesting.


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