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Factory Girl

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At the dingy, overcrowded Acme Garment Factory, Emily Watson stands for eleven hours a day clipping threads from blouses. Emily’s fictional experiences are interwoven with non-fiction sections describing family life in a slum, the fight to improve social conditions, the plight of working children then and now, and much more. Rarely seen archival photos accompany this story of the past as only Barbara Greenwood can tell it.

  • ISBN: 9781553376491
  • Author: Barbara Greenwood
  • 136 pages
  • Ages: 8-12, 12+

Young Emily works under duress in a time when child labour was prevalent. Every time the boss passes, he shouts at Emily to snip faster. But if she snips too fast, she could ruin the garment and be docked pay. If she works too slowly, she will be fired. She desperately needs this job. Without the four dollars a week it brings, her family will starve.

When a reporter arrives, determined to expose the terrible conditions in the factory, Emily finds herself caught between the desperate immigrant girls with whom she works and the hope of change. Then tragedy strikes, and Emily must decide where her loyalties lie. Emily's fictional experiences are interwoven with non-fiction sections describing family life in a slum, the fight to improve social conditions, the plight of working children then and now, and much more.

 

Weight 04.25 kg
Dimensions 20.5 × 20.2 × 1.0 cm
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