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 - Audrey - Goodreads
I thought that this was an okay book. I had to read it for a class in school and usually those book are almost unbearable to read but this one was actually kind of good. Lyddie is not the type of book ... Read full review
Review: LyddieUser Review - Amber - Goodreads
I didn't think I would ever get into this story, but once I did, I couldn't put it down either. I liked that it showed how tough a girl had to be back in those days to leave her family and her home to ... Read full review