From two-time Newbery award-winning author Katherine Paterson.
When Lyddie and her younger brother are hired out as servants to help pay off their family farm's debts, Lyddie is determined to find a way to reunite her family once again. Hearing about all the money a girl can make working in the textile mills in Lowell, Massachusetts, she makes her way there, only to find that her dreams of returning home may never come true.
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"Rich in historical detail...a superb story of grit, determination, and personal growth." --The Horn Book, starred review
"Lyddie is full of life, full of lives, full of reality." --The New York Times Book Review
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - engpunk77 - LibraryThing
I LOATHED the first quarter of it, thought the rest of it was "okay" and then LOVED the ending, so I think this would calculate into a 2.5-star book. It's required reading for my 7th graders, and I am ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing
Seeking a way out of the desperate poverty her family lives in, young Lyddie gets a job at one of the newly opened mills. A really fantastic way to get children to understand labor laws, unions, and the industrial revolution. Read full review