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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Review: LyddieUser Review - Moe - Goodreads
The name Lyddie in this book boasted words like Work, Family, and Determination. Lyddie wanted to get enough money to pay off the debts on the farm. This is all I needed to know in the first chapter ... Read full review
Review: LyddieUser Review - Caitlin - Goodreads
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 ... Read full review