Bread and Roses, Too

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Aug 12, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
11 Reviews
2013 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award

Rosa’s mother is singing again, for the first time since Papa died in an accident in the mills. But instead of filling their cramped tenement apartment with Italian lullabies, Mamma is out on the streets singing union songs, and Rosa is terrified that her mother and older sister, Anna, are endangering their lives by marching against the corrupt mill owners. After all, didn’t Miss Finch tell the class that the strikers are nothing but rabble-rousers—an uneducated, violent mob? Suppose Mamma and Anna are jailed or, worse, killed? What will happen to Rosa and little Ricci? When Rosa is sent to Vermont with other children to live with strangers until the strike is over, she fears she will never see her family again. Then, on the train, a boy begs her to pretend that he is her brother. Alone and far from home, she agrees to protect him . . . even though she suspects that he is hiding some terrible secret. From a beloved, award-winning author, here is a moving story based on real events surrounding an infamous 1912 strike.
 

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User Review  - br14elmo - LibraryThing

In "Bread and Roses, Too" Rosa and her friend Jake are living in the middle of a strike. The strike was caused because the mill workers weren't getting paid enough including Rosa's mother and sister ... Read full review

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User Review  - AmberTheHuman - LibraryThing

Haven't run in to a Paterson book I don't like yet. This was much more recent than that other's I had read. But about an older time. The book comes at you from two perspectives - eventually merging ... Read full review

Contents

Shoe Girl
1
Short Pay All Out
6
The Best Student
14
For the Needy
27
Joe Ettor Comes to Town
37
Songs of Defiance
49
The Return of Rosas Rat
62
Bread and Rosa
78
The Card
136
The Train
148
At the Labor Hall
162
The Gerbatis
173
New Clothes and New Problems
184
Rossi and Gerbati
198
Word from Home
210
Tumulto and Treachery
221

The Beautiful Mrs Gurley Flynn
87
Anarchy
95
The Day Hell Breaks Loose
100
Who Killed Annie Lopizzo?
106
An Unexpected Bath
116
A Proper Caller
127
The Bargain
233
Home at Last
250
Historical Note
267
Acknowledgments
273
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Katherine Paterson’s international fame rests not only on her widely acclaimed novels but also on her efforts to promote literacy in the United States and abroad. A two-time winner of the Newbery Medal (Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved) and the National Book Award (The Great Gilly Hopkins and The Master Puppeteer), she has received many accolades for her body of work, including the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, given by her home state of Vermont. She was also named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress. She served as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature in 2010-2011.Ms. Paterson is vice president of the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance (www.thencbla.org), which is a not-for-profit education and advocacy organization. The NCBLA’s innovative projects actively promote literacy, literature, libraries, and the arts.  She is both an Alida Cutts Lifetime Member of the United States Board on Books for Young People (www.usbby.org) and a lifetime member of the International Board on Books for Young People (www.ibby.org).She and her husband, John, live in Montpelier, Vermont. They have four children and seven grandchildren. For more information, visit www.terabithia.com.

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