Her parents are gone, and her brother and sisters sent to live with other people. Lyddie Worthen is on her own. When Lyddie hears about the mill jobs in Lowell, Massachusetts, she heads there with the goal of earning enough money to reunite her family. Six days a week from dawn to dusk Lyddie and the other girls run weaving looms in the murky dust - and lint-filled factory. Lyddie learns to read - and to handle the menacing overseer. But when the working conditions begin to affect her friends' health, she has to make a choice. Will she speak up for better working conditions and risk her job - and her dream? Or will she stay quiet until it is perhaps too late?
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Lyddie goes to work at the Lowell factories to pay off family debts and encounters the unfairness of women working in factories.
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I really wish I had read this when I was in middle school because I know I would have loved it. Anyone who enjoyed books like Catherine, Called Birdy and A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a ...
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Lyddie by Katherine Paterson
Impoverished and almost illiterate, Lyddie goes to work in the mills of Lowell, Massachusetts in 1843 in order to pay off her family's indebtedness, even, ...
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The novel is about the title character, Lyddie, and her coming-of-age in the early 1800s. It starts with a terrifying bear entering her family's house and ...
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Lyddie Summary / Study Guide
Lyddie grew out of Paterson's participation in the Women's History Project, which was part of ... In the novel's first chapter, Lyddie must confront a bear. ...
Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas
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Katherine Paterson's Lyddie. . .
In Lyddie, Katherine Paterson's 1991 young adult novel about an impoverished mid-19th-century farm girl who overcomes economic and socialobstacles, ...
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Lyddie Summary and Analysis
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Prerequisite Skills: Students must have read the book Lyddie by Katherine Paterson and have had discussed the book in literature circles prior to this ...