Counting on Grace (Google eBook)

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Random House Children's Books, Dec 18, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 240 pages
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1910. Pownal, Vermont. At 12, Grace and her best friend Arthur must leave school and go to work as a “doffers” on their mothers’ looms in the mill. Grace’s mother is the best worker, fast and powerful, and Grace desperately wants to help her. But she’s left handed and doffing is a right-handed job. Grace’s every mistake costs her mother, and the family. She only feels capable on Sundays, when she and Arthur receive special lessons from their teacher. Together they write a secret letter to the Child Labor Board about underage children working in Pownal. A few weeks later a man with a camera shows up. It is the famous reformer Lewis Hine, undercover, collecting evidence for the Child Labor Board. Grace’s brief acquaintance with Hine and the photos he takes of her are a gift that changes her sense of herself, her future, and her family’s future.


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User Review  - nancynova - LibraryThing

Historical fiction based on the picture of a young girl in front of a bobbin machine in a New England factory. Grace doesn't want to quit school, but her mother needs her at the factory to be her ... Read full review

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User Review  - darleenanderson - LibraryThing

Elizabeth Winthrop's inspiration to write Counting on Grace started from a photograph of a young girl displayed at an exhibition of child labor photographs taken by Lewis Hine.The picture was so ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
12
Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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About the author (2008)

Elizabeth Winthrop is the author of over 40 books for children, from picture books to YA novels, including her Clarion titles, THE LITTLE HUMPBACKED HORSE and AS THE CROW FLIES. Her book for Holiday House, CASTLE IN THE ATTIC, received many awards. VASILISSA THE BEAUTIFUL (HarperCollins) was on the IRA Teacher's Choice and Children's Choice lists.

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